8-mile resurfacing project on U.S. 36 between Airport Road in Decatur to Illinois 32
DECATUR – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that an 8-mile resurfacing project on U.S. 36 between Airport Road in Decatur to Illinois 32 begins Monday, Aug. 22.
This $6.4 million project includes resurfacing and pavement patching. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers, allowing one lane to be open at all times. Benefits from the project include providing a smoother road surface. The project should be completed by Nov. 30.
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.
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation.
Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.
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