Road construction suspended at sites throughout state for holiday

News-DemocratAugust 29, 2013 

The Illinois Department of Transportation will suspend all non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day holiday weekend to make travel easier for motorists.

"Labor Day weekend is the traditionally the last weekend of summer travel for motorists and we want to help ensure it's a safe one," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. "All non-emergency road work, wherever possible, will be suspended during the Labor Day weekend to allow Illinois families and visitors traveling on our roadways a smooth ride with reduced roadway congestion and improved safety."

Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, all non-emergency roadwork will be suspended for the holiday week and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Monday, Sept. 2. Some construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on the projects.

Work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.

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