Drivers should prepare for several months of detours.
Work to replace the bridge over Mill Creek on Route 83 (Cal Sag Road) was scheduled to begin this week and commuters should plan to detour around the site through November. Route 83 will be closed east of LaGrange Road in Palos Park. The detour directs drivers to LaGrange via 123rd Street and Route 7 to reconnect with Route 83. The Illinois Department of Transportation, which announced the project, expects to finish the work by Nov. 21. Homes and businesses east and west of the creek will still be accessible. More information on construction projects is available on IDOT’s District 1 site: www.dot.state.il.us.
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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 Lemont, 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 …