The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to prepare the eastbound lanes of Interstate 74 between mileposts 109 and 120 for reconstruction begins March 11.

The work involves striping and signing ahead of placing a barrier wall for two-way traffic in the westbound lanes, which will begin March 16. Construction in the eastbound lanes is expected to be complete in the fall.

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.

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