IDOT announces Washington Rd. lane reduction, closing

By WEEK Reporter

IDOT announces Washington Rd. lane reduction, closing

July 10, 2012 Updated Jul 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that IL 8 (Washington Rd.) between School St. and Legion St. in Washington will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic on July 13.

In addition, IL 8 will be closed at Esken Ave. between School St. and Business US 24 in Washington on July 15.  Local traffic will be allowed on either side of the closure but through traffic will be detoured on Business US 24, Centennial Ave., and School St.

Drivers should expect delays.  The lane reductions are associated with the roadway reconstruction project, widening Washington Rd. to five lanes.  The roadway portion of the work in expected to be completed by November 2013.