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IDOT Announces Update To Work In Effingham

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces work in Effingham. IDOT says that one north and southbound lane will open in each direction on Henrietta Street as you approach Fayette Avenue beginning today The current closure of Henrietta Steet from Fayette Avenue south through Edger Avenue will also open today.


On March 28, eastbound Fayette Avenue traffic will be moved to the new eastbound driving lane. Westbound traffic will remain on the old westbound lanes. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until after the April 8 eclipse. On Tuesday, April 9, construction of the center turn lane along Fayette Avenue will begin. During this construction stage, westbound traffic will be down to one lane in the old westbound driving lane. Eastbound traffic will remain on the new eastbound driving lane.


Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, the 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 3,000 miles of highway and nearly 10 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. Accomplishments through Year Four of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.


For IDOT District 7 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict7 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com

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