Work on a 12-mile portion of Interstate 80 in Bureau County has been rescheduled.
The work has been rescheduled to 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is working in the area to accommodate construction of the 645 E. Road bridge near Sheffield.
Interstate 80 will be closed between the Route 78 interchange (exit 33) and the Route 40 interchange (exit 45).
Work will set beams on the new bridge. I-80 will close each night and will reopen by 5 a.m. the next morning. A posted detour for I-80 will direct motorists to use Routes 78, 6 and 40. The project is expected to be completed by early fall.
Motorists can expect delays, should allow extra time for trips through this area and should be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through year two included about $5.2 billion in improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway and 270 bridges along with 428 additional safety improvements.