IL 8 roadwork to cause lane reductions

By WEEK Producer

IL 8 roadwork to cause lane reductions

February 28, 2012 Updated Feb 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- If you're driving on IL 8 (Washington Rd.) in the vicinity of Summit Dr. and Legion St., you may run into lane reductions, beginning Thursday, March 1.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said road crews will be performing utility work in preparation for the reconstruction of this section of roadway.  Road construction and utility work will continue along this stretch of IL 8 throughout the year.

IDOT said traffic may be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers, while the utility work is completed. 
 
The associated project consists of construction of five lanes of concrete pavement, medians, storm sewer, new sidewalks, and new driveways from Summit Dr. to Legion St. in Washington.
 
Expected completion of the project is approximated for mid-November of 2013.
 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
 
For updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in the Peoria area, click here: http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com/
 
For a look at other IDOT District 4 projects, click here: http://www.dot.il.gov/districtreleases.htm#District_4