The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that pavement patching on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Center Street, in Joliet, will require closing the ramp, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

Because of the short duration of the closure, no detour will be posted. Motorists are advised to use the Larkin Avenue (Illinois 7) or the Chicago Street (Illinois 53) exits as alternative routes.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at