Update: I-80 Lane Closures Moved To Weekend Of Jan. 14

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JOLIET, IL — Emergency repairs and pavement patching on Interstate 80 eastbound lanes that was originally scheduled to begin Friday night will instead begin Jan. 14, according to an updated news release sent Friday night by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Lane closures will now begin starting at 10 p.m. Jan. 14 between Wheeler Avenue and Briggs Street, weather permitting, IDOT said. Major travel delays are expected, and motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.

At least one eastbound lane will remain open at all times, IDOT said. The ramps and westbound I-80 will not be impacted.

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Drivers should be on the lookout for flaggers, workers, equipment and signs in the work zones, and drive at the posted speed limits, IDOT said.

Current traffic and road conditions can be found by visiting the Getting Around Illinois website.

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