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Local News

West Jefferson Street resrufacing starts next week in Joliet

A four-month resurfacing project on Jefferson Street starts Thursday, one of two road and sewer projects on the West Side that begin next week.

A section of McDonough Street will be closed for two weeks starting Monday.

The Jefferson Street resurfacing project will run from Joyce Road to just west of Houbolt Road.

The Illinois Department of Transportation, which oversees the project, said in a news release that the work will require daily, intermittent lane closures.

The project includes new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and curbs.

"Access to businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction," IDOT said in the release.

The work begins Thursday, weather permitting, and is expected to be done in October.

The McDonough Street project runs from Airport Drive to Houbolt Road, the city of Joliet said.

While the road is closed, traffic will be detoured to Jefferson Street around the Joliet Regional Airport.

The road closure is for sanitary sewer upgrades in the Rock Run Interceptor Rehabilitation Project.

The city estimates that the section of McDonough will be closed for two weeks.

Most of the sewer rehabilitation project will be done in July with the exception of a section near the Illinois & Michigan Canal, which is expected to be completed in the fall.

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