The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the Illinois 117 ramps to and from westbound Interstate 74 (exit 112) will close Aug. 5.

The closures are necessary to remove and replace pavement in this area and are expected to last approximately four to six weeks. A detour will be posted.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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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