I-70 To Be Restricted To One Lane From Smithboro To Fayette County Line

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced that eastbound and westbound I-70 from Smithboro to the Fayette County Line east of Mulberry Grove will have a lane closed in each direction, beginning November 7. IDOT says the closures are necessary to place hot mix asphalt shoulders and pipe underdrains. The work is expected to be complete by December 14, weather permitting.

The department asks motorists to be patient, reduce speed, and use extreme caution when traveling in work zones.