Metro-East News

Lane reductions planned along Illinois 161

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to have lane closures along Illinois 161 from Coyote Run Road to the junction of Illinois 158/161 starting early next week, the agency said.

Workers are scheduled to place a centerline rumble strip, IDOT said. One lane in each direction is planned to remain open to traffic.

The work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, weather permitting.

IDOT urged motorists to use alternate routes.