WILLOW SPRINGS – Mayor Alan Nowaczyk reminds local motorists that The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be affecting daytime lane closures along Archer, 95th St., Willow Springs Road and 107th St., to remove dead trees, weather permitting, from Feb. 29 until the end of March.
The scope of the project will remove hazardous trees and clear sight lines to improve driver and pedestrian safety. It will also remove invasive species and provide more resources to native species that are currently being choked out. The project will provide better access to quality vegetation and improve future maintenance.
Beginning Feb. 29, through the end of March, daytime lane closures will take place in the following locations, in the order they are listed:
• Archer Avenue (Route 171) from Kingery Highway (Route 83) to 95th Street
• 95th Street from Archer Avenue (Route 171) to Willow Springs Road (104th Avenue)
• Willow Springs Road (104th Avenue) from Archer Avenue (Route 171) to 107th Street
• 107th Street from South LaGrange Road (Route 45) to Kingery Highway (Route 83)
When work is being done, traffic will be reduced to one lane. An intermittent complete closure of all lanes may be administered in 15-minute cycles. Complete closures will not last more than 5 minutes.
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.