Starting April 25, weather permitting, routine bridge inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill., will require daily lane closures for approximately three weeks.

The lane closures will be set and removed daily. They will be scheduled during the off-peak travel periods to minimize the impact to traffic. Those traveling in the area should expect delays and allow extra time for trips through this area.

The inspections, required by the Federal Highway Administration, will begin on the eastbound I-80 bridge April 25, switching to the westbound bridge approximately May 2. The inspection work is anticipated to be completed by May 13.

Soon after the bridge inspections are complete, IDOT will begin a project to resurface I-80 from U.S. 30 to the Grundy County line, requiring additional lane closures in Joliet. The resurfacing project will be done in conjunction with another project, scheduled to begin April 18, to add a lane in each direction of I-80 between U.S. 30 and U.S. 45.

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