The Illinois Department of Transportation recently put out a news release on the status of the IL-173 construction. Weather permitting, work will resume on Tuesday, March 17th with Mitchell Road closing until the end of June. The current project of reconstructing IL-173 from Alpine to the 39/90 interchange is scheduled to be complete by November 6th, 2015.
Besides the reconstruction to the east, there will continue to be various lane closures on the west section throughout the summer so that the remaining work can be finalized. This includes finalizing the intersection pavement at Forest Hills, curb and median work, landscaping, and final pavement markings.
Please be patient and know that these construction updates are to make the IL-173 a better place! Stay alert and stay aware when traveling in these construction zones as the safety of the construction workers depends on YOU!
You can view the full press release on our Construction Alerts & Updates page.