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Lanes reopening across Illinois for Christmas holiday

Lanes that have been closed for construction will reopen, where possible, for the Christmas holiday to minimize travel disruption.

Lane reductions, however, will continue on Interstate 180 over the Illinois River at Hennepin.

Non-emergency closures will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26.

The following lane closures will remain in place during the weekend. Work zone speed limits will remain in effect where posted.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these areas. 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 3,500 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.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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