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Improvements coming to Eldon Hazlet State Park

IDOT Work Zone Safety Reminder

IDOT's LeTisha Brown reminds you to drive safely in work zones.
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IDOT's LeTisha Brown reminds you to drive safely in work zones.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday efforts to improve roadways within Eldon Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake.

Beginning July 22, work crews will complete pavement repairs, make sidewalk and ramp improvements, make culvert replacements and resurface asphalt. Impact areas include:

  • Hazlet Park Road
  • Trailhead Road
  • State Park Road
  • Youth Camp Road
  • Boat Ramp Loop Road
  • Cottage Access Road
  • Apache Boat Ramp

Parking lots adjoining those roads will also be addressed. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers within the work zones, IDOT said.

The work is expected to be done by early October.

IDOT cautioned that drivers should allow extra time for trips through the area and to pay close attention to construction signs, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.