The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that improvements to pedestrian accommodations on Business U.S. 24 in Washington begin April 1. 

The work involves upgrades to wheelchair ramps, medians and crosswalks at Peoria Street (Business 24) and Bondurant Street and will require lane reductions. Additionally, crosswalks will be placed along Washington Road (Business 24/Illinois 8) between Washington and East Peoria. The project is expected to last about two weeks. 

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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