With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Independence Day holiday week, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible from now through Sunday to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the holiday week to aid motorists’ travel plans and boost safety.
In Jefferson County on Interstate 64, the eastbound lane and on Interstate 57, the southbound lanes will have traffic reduced to one lane prior to the I-57 / I-64 merge north of Mount Vernon, as well as on I-64 in the westbound lane, traffic will be reduced to one lane prior to merge with northbound I-57 south of Mount Vernon.
Also, on Illinois Highway 37 at Bonnie, there will still be one lane bridge construction with temporary signals in place. IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.