Getting Around Illinois: New traffic pattern on Illinois 78 near Lyndon beginning July 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, construction work will begin at the west intersection of Illinois 78 and Moline Road near Lyndon in Whiteside County on Thursday, July 15. Work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will require intermittent lane closures.

IDOT crews will be installing additional stop signs and other signage throughout this intersection. Motorists should be aware of new stop conditions in the area. Message boards will be in place for a month to advise drivers of the new pattern.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.

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