The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, construction on Illinois 84 in Jo Daviess County will begin Wednesday, March 22. The work zone is 3 miles south of Hanover.
Work includes culvert removal and replacement. Traffic will be reduced to one lane using temporary traffic signals. The $1.2 million project is expected to be completed by the end of July.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 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 Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements.