Overnight Lane Closures For Safety Upgrades On I-80
By Monica DeSantis | Apr 25, 2019
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that overnight lane closures are scheduled starting May 1 on Interstate 80 in Joliet for the installation of shoulder rumble strips, part of several traffic and safety improvements planned throughout the corridor.
Starting May 1, weather permitting, single lane closures will take place for several weeks in both directions of I-80, from U.S. 30 to the Will County line west of I-55, during the following time periods:
Eastbound: Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning; Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday; and Saturday from 8 p.m. to noon Sunday.
Westbound: Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning; Friday from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, and Saturday from 9 p.m. to noon Sunday.
To help manage congestion, the closures will occur in stretches of no more than five miles.
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