The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that weather permitting, construction at the Interstate 39/90 interchange at Illinois 75 (exit 1) in South Beloit will begin Monday, Aug. 1. The work will close the ramp from southbound I-39/90 to Illinois 75 and create a temporary lane closure on the right lane of southbound I-39/90 near the ramp.  Work consists of patching the ramp. A marked detour will direct traffic using eastbound Rockton Road and Illinois 251 northbound to Illinois 75. The project is scheduled to be completed by anticipated to completed and reopened by Friday, Aug. 12. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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 3,535 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 in improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway and 270 bridges along with 428 additional safety improvements. For IDOT District 2 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict2 or view area construction
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