I-80, U.S. 30 work to begin Monday
From Staff Reports April 26, 2013 9:18PM
Cars cross westbound Interstate 80 on Route 45 in Frankfortt, one of the most dangerous Chicago-area intersections. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:38PM
The state on Monday will close down lanes on Joliet sections of Interstate 80 and U.S. 30 as it starts two projects.
The state begins a routine inspection of the I-80 bridges that cross the Des Plaines River, a job that is expected to continue until May 10. Lane closures will occur in an area 1.7 miles east of the Larkin Avenue exit.
The I-80 work will start with the bridge in the eastbound lanes. That is expected to last until May 6 before the inspection switches to the bridge in the westbound lanes. At least two lanes are expected to remain open through the inspection.
Details about the project are available at www.dot.state.il.us. Traffic updates during the project will be posted at www.travelmidwest.com.
The U.S. 30 work is a resurfacing job that will take place on the stretch of highway that is Western Avenue running west of the Des Plaines River to Center Street, and then on Center Street south to Jefferson Street.
The project is expected to be done by June 3. The roads will remain, but there will be daily lane closures. For more information, call the city of Joliet at 815-724-4200.