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Bridge inspections scheduled to start April 25 on I-80 in Joliet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that daily lane closures will start April 25, weather permitting, for a routine bridge inspection on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River in Joliet.

In order to complete the inspection, temporary lane closures will take place on I-80 over the river, starting about 2 miles east of Larkin Avenue. The closures will begin on westbound I-80 and switch to eastbound I-80, keeping at least two lanes open to traffic, according to a news release from IDOT.

The inspections are expected to be completed by May 7.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Visit www.travelmidwest.com for updates on traffic.

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