Highway 78 Detour Begins Tuesday

A 12 mile stretch of the highway will be closed to through traffic for 30 days.
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Submitted by IDOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced, weather permitting, construction will begin Tuesday, May 30, on Illinois 78 in Whiteside County. The work zone is from the Whiteside-Carroll County line to U.S. 30 north of Morrison and will require a 30-day road closure.

Work will replace multiple culverts along Illinois 78 and resurface the road. The road will be closed starting May 30, with access open only to local traffic. A marked detour will direct motorists to use U.S. 30, Illinois 84 and Argo Fay Road.

The remaining work will be completed after the road closure using daily lane closures. The $7.3 million project is expected to be completed by the end of September.

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 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.

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