The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on Interstate 39 between mileposts 14 (El Paso) and 19 in Woodford County begins May 1. 

The work involves pavement patching and resurfacing and will require lane closures in both directions. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 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. 

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