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Jefferson Street resurfacing resumes July 6

A multi-year resurfacing of Jefferson Street in Joliet resumes in early July.

The Illinois Department of Transportation this year will resurface a 2.8-mile stretch of Jefferson from Joyce Road to North Bluff Street, a project that is scheduled to last into late November.

The $2.5 million project is scheduled to start, weather permitting, on July 6.

“Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction,” IDOT said in the news release announcing the project.

The project will require intermittent lane closures, IDOT said in the release.

In addition to resurfacing, IDOT is adding crosswalk ramps to meet standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA-compliant crosswalk ramps were installed in 2020 at Jefferson Street and Joyce Road in Joliet as part of a multi-year resurfacing project that resumes July 6.

ADA-compliant crosswalk ramps were installed in 2020 at Jefferson Street and Joyce Road in Joliet as part of a multi-year resurfacing project that resumes July 6. (Bob Okon/)

IDOT is picking up where it left off in 2020, when Jefferson was resurfaced from roughly Houbolt Road to Joyce. The project is designed to continue downtown so that Jefferson eventually will be resurfaced to Art Schultz Drive outside DuPage Medical Group Field.

The project this year will stop just west of the Des Plaines River.

It began in 2017 when Jefferson was resurfaced from roughly Interstate 55 to Houbolt.

IDOT maintains Jefferson Street because it also serves as U.S. 52 and U.S. 30 at different points.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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