With thousands of motorists traveling on state roads over the Independence Day holiday weekend, IDOT announced Wednesday that non emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. Starting at 3pm Thursday, July 3rd, IDOT will suspend all non emergency work throughout the holiday weekend and open up all lanes where possible through midnight Sunday, July 6th. Some construction zones will have lane closures in effect, depending on the projects. IDOT is urging motorists to slow down, obey posted speed limits and drive with caution through work zones. Holiday travelers are reminded that work zone speed limits are still in effect wherever they are posted, even where no construction workers are present.
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