IDOT Suspends Non-Emergency Road Work for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

SPRINGFIELD – To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for Fourth of July holiday travelers, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2, until 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 6. Lanes will be opened, where possible, but motorists should be alert as lane closures in some work zones will remain in effect. Please slow down, eliminate distractions and use extra caution while driving through all work zones. Work zone speed limits remain in effect where posted. Over in Wayne County, Illinois Route 242 south of Wayne City; bridge replacement; stage construction with one lane open, traffic signals and concrete barriers in place. Locally, I-57 (Milepost 95 to Milepost 96) / I-64 (Milepost 74 to Milepost 75) just north of Mt. Vernon with traffic is reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound. I-57 Milepost 96 to Milepost 98 north of Mt. Vernon with traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and southbound. I-64 Eastbound Milepost 72 to Milepost 74 northwest of Mt. Vernon with traffic reduced to one lane, and IL 142 east edge of Mt. Vernon with traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals.