|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mary Kendrigan
|May 27, 2003
IDOT BEGINS I-57 ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN WILL
SCHAUMBURG - Major improvements get underway Tuesday morning,
May 27th on the 13.4 mile stretch of I-57 that runs through Will
County, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.
Weather permitting, pavement patching begins at 9:00 am on the
southern section of the project and is expected to last through
early June. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction
for 6-1/2 miles starting near Monee and continuing south through
Peotone. Once this work is completed, crews will shift to the
northern section of the project beginning at the northern border of
Will County and continuing south 6-1/2 miles to Monee.
While patching is underway, one lane of traffic will remain open
in each direction throughout the project. This first phase of
construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.
Motorists are advised to anticipate delays and plan accordingly.
The $10 million project will upgrade expressway conditions through
several stages of construction including: concrete pavement
patching, road resurfacing, guard rail improvements and storm sewer
improvements. It spans from the northern border of Will County
through University Park, Monee, and Peotone to the Kankakee County
Work is scheduled to continue through mid-October. The contractor
is "D" Construction of Coal City.