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Southwest Highway drainage work to begin April 4

From staff reports

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a project to improve drainage on Southwest Highway, from 131st Street, in Palos Park, to 135th Street, in Orland Park, will begin, weather permitting, Monday, April 4.

The project is expected to be completed in June.

The project involves constructing new drainage crossings and a storm water overflow area, helping to eliminate area flooding. Motorists can expect shoulder closures with occasional brief lane closures. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

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