ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. — Construction season is closing in on the Quad Cities with a $24 million project in Rock Island County that's expected to last until November.
The project is slated to begin on Monday, March 20. The work zone extends from the Sgt. John F. Baker Jr. Mississippi Bridge to just east of the Milan Beltway, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Crews will be working on pavement patching and hot-mix asphalt resurfacing along I-280 as well as the ramps at the Illinois 92 interchange. There will be lane closures for workers to complete the construction, but the Illinois DOT says all ramps at the Illinois 92 and Airport Road interchanges will remain open throughout.
Those traveling through the area should expect delays and allow extra time for trips through it. Alternative routes are strongly encouraged. Folks can check in on current road conditions by heading to gettingaroundillinois.com.
Drivers are reminded to pay close attention while driving in construction zones, follow the posted speed limit signs, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment in the area.
This project is part of the Illinois DOT's Rebuild Illinois plan to improve more than 2,500 miles of roadway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge decks. Rebuild Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation in the state over the next six years.
Approximately $8.6 billion of improvements are slated to be completed by year three of the plan.
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