The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs and pavement patching on eastbound Interstate 80, in Joliet, will require lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 1. Major travel delays are anticipated, alternative routes are encouraged. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, lane closures will take place on eastbound I-80, between Wheeler Avenue and Richards Street. At least one eastbound lane will remain open at all times. The ramps and westbound I-80 will not be impacted.
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.