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Route 171 Closure Causes 3-Month Detour through Lemont

A culvert replacement project will require closing State Street between 7th and 8th streets in Lockport beginning July 5. Traffic will be re-routed to Illinois and Main streets in Lemont.

A culvert replacement project in Lockport will require closing a portion of Route 171 (State Street) for three months beginning July 5, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

The street will be closed to through traffic between 7th and 8th streets. Access to residences, businesses and side streets north and south of Milne Creek will be maintained.

Detour routes will be posted.

Southbound Route 171 traffic will be detoured west on Main and Illinois streets in , south on New Avenue, west on 135th Street, south on Illinois 53 and east on Illinois 7 to reconnect with Route 171.

Northbound 171 traffic will be detoured west on Route 7, north on Route 53 and east on 135th Street, north on New Avenue and east on Illinois and Main streets in Lemont to reconnect with Illinois 171.

According to IDOT, motorists should anticipate delays and allow extra time for trips through the area.

The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.

Find more details, visit http://www.dot.state.il.us.

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