The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting; Illinois Route 54 will be reduced to one lane of traffic for box culvert replacement beginning the week of July 5, 2011. During this time, Township Road 148 (1230E) will be closed immediately north of the jobsite. Traffic on Illinois 54 will be controlled by use of temporary traffic signals and a run-around detour located immediately south of Illinois 54.
The overall project is scheduled to be completed by early October, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is Stark Excavating, Inc. at a cost of just over $988-thousand.
Motorists are advised to slow down and drive carefully through this and all work zones