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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a bridge maintenance project on Illinois 48/127 in Montgomery County over the West Fork Shoal Creek, west of Raymond, starting Aug.. 12.
One lane of traffic will remain open, with traffic controlled by tempo-rary signals and flaggers, warning signs and other devices. Work is expected to be complete by late October.
This project consists of bridge deck patching and repairs, and removing and replacing expansion joints, all intended to preserve the bridge.
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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 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. Year One included approxi- mately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway and 128 bridges.