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IDOT begins pothole repairs today

May 5, 2008 9:01:50 AM PDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a $16.3 million project Monday to repair potholes in Cook and DuPage counties. Repairs will begin in DuPage County on May 12. The work is expected to last several days at each location, weather permitting, and the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of June, according to an IDOT release.

Major roads being repaired in Chicago include: 159th Street between Torrence and Cicero avenues; 47th Street between Torrence and Sacramento avenues; 26th Street from East End and Western avenues; 87th Street between Cicero Avenue and Pulaski Road; and Harlem Avenue from Addison Street to North Avenue

Additional patching contracts are in the process of being awarded for Lake, McHenry and Will counties, the release said.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time when traveling through construction areas. Motorists are also advised to seek alternate routes to avoid delays, the release said.

Motorists who do drive through the work zones should reduce their speed, closely read the signs and stay alert for workers and construction equipment, the release said.


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