Friday, August 13, 2021

U.S. 24 Lane Closures Begin Aug. 16


U.S. 24 Lane Closures Begin Aug. 16 

Ahead of bridge reconstruction near Mapleton 


MAPLETON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the left lanes of U.S. 24 in both directions just west of Mapleton will close Aug. 16. 


The closures are necessary to construct a traffic crossover ahead of the reconstruction of the eastbound U.S. 24 bridge over Little Lemarsh Creek, which will begin in 2022. Crossover construction is expected to be complete in October. 


Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. 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 next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements. 


For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 4 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict4 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on and 





Paul Wappel  217.685.0082 

Kim Hoskins 309.370.1743    

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