US Route 52 Construction begins June 14

LEE COUNTY – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, resurfacing of US 52 in Lee County will begin on Monday, June 14. The project limits are from Water Street in Amboy to Henkle Road near the Lee/LaSalle County line

Daily lane closures with flaggers will be utilized and drivers should be prepared to stop when directed within the work zone. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction. Advanced Asphalt of Princeton is the contractor of the $4,129,759 project, which is expected to be completed by November 1.

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 2,779 miles of highway and 7.9 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 approximately $2.7 billion of improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

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