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, started Thursday.
One lane of traffic will remain open, with traffic controlled by temporary 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.