IDOT project to cause lane closures

WEST CHICAGO – An Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) traffic signal modernization project was scheduled to begin Monday at two intersections in West Chicago, as long as weather allowed, according to a city news release.

The project includes sidewalk improvements and the installation, timing and progression of traffic signals at Illinois Route 59 and Main and Washington streets, the release stated.

Temporary signals will be installed at each intersection while work is being performed.

The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 1, according to the release.

The cost of the project is $670,000, and it will be funded with $603,000 from federal sources and $67,000 from the state, IDOT spokeswoman Jae Miller told Suburban Life Media after the project was announced in fall 2013.

Drivers can expect delays when the project causes lanes to close and should allow extra time for trips through the area, the release stated.

West Chicago urges drivers to pay attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be alert for workers and equipment, according to the release.

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The project is part of $9 million of DuPage County construction work within Gov. Pat Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, expected to support more than 439,000 jobs over six years, according to a news release from Quinn’s office.