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Illinois 105 Pavement Preservation Begins July 20

Monticello — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces that, weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin July 20, 2020 for the pavement preservation of Illinois 105 beginning at Krantz Road in the south city limits of Monticello to Moultrie Street in the south city limits of Bement.

This project will include 7 miles of A1 surface treatment on Illinois 105 and pavement striping. The anticipated completion is July 31, weather permitting. This pavement preservation strategy will increase the life of the pavement without performing an estimated $2 million hot mix asphalt resurfacing. The contractor will spray one layer of road oil to seal the existing pavement and then place gravel chips over the oil to protect vehicles from the oil splatter. The contractor for this $300,000 project is Earl Walker Company.

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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