road work

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) – Beginning the week of June 14, work will start turning the intersection of Illinois 32 and Bruce-Findlay Road into a four-way stop.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says the work will reduce the intersection to one lane at times, with traffic control utilizing advance signing and flaggers.

The project is expected to be completed by November.

According to IDOT, the project will entail widening the intersection with curbs and gutters, updating the turn islands and center medians, adding flashing beacons, pavement markings, and advance warning rumble strips.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area or seek alternative routes.

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 course of the next six years, IDOT looks 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.

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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