IDOT suspends non-emergency roadwork to improve traffic flow for
Labor Day weekend
details lane closures to aid motorists' travel plans
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[August 28, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- With thousands of
motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Labor Day
weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced
that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to
reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing
advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the
holiday weekend to aid motorists' travel plans and boost safety.
"Labor Day weekend is ... traditionally the last weekend of summer
travel for motorists, and we want to help ensure it's a safe one,"
said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. "All
non-emergency roadwork, wherever possible, will be suspended during
the Labor Day weekend to allow Illinois families and visitors
traveling on our roadways a smooth ride with reduced roadway
congestion and improved safety."
Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, IDOT will suspend all non-emergency roadwork for the holiday weekend
and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Monday. Some
construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on
IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits
and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are
reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever
they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.
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For more information on road closures, visit
For the current roadwork list released by IDOT, click
Illinois Department of
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Illinois Office of
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