Route 251 roadwork underway near Rochelle

Road work sign

ROCHELLE – Construction is underway on Route 251 near Rochelle, with the work zone running from the eastbound Interstate 88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) ramps to Steward Road.

Work will include milling and resurfacing the road.

“There will be temporary lane closures in each direction during this project, which is expected to be completed by the end of July,” the Illinois Department of Transportation said in a news release sent Monday. “Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.”

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

View area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map at

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