Illinois I-57 Construction to Start May 20, Expect Delays in Iroquois County

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Gilman, IL – Major construction on Interstate 57 is slated to begin Monday, May 20, significantly impacting travel through Iroquois County. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, the work zone will extend from mile marker 279 near Onarga to mile marker 286 north of Gilman.

The comprehensive $27.9 million project involves milling and resurfacing I-57, along with upgrading the ramps at the Illinois 54 interchange (exit 280) in Onarga and the U.S. 24 interchange (exit 283) in Gilman. To accommodate this extensive work, one lane in each direction will be closed for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Motorists can anticipate delays and are urged to plan for additional travel time. The Illinois Department of Transportation advises that drivers should be prepared for slow-moving and stopped traffic. To minimize disruptions, it is recommended to avoid the construction area when feasible and consider alternate routes.

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