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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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July 15, 2003
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I-57 MOTORISTS CAUTIONED ABOUT WEEKEND
TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK AT DAN RYAN MERGE


SCHAUMBURG -- Weekend motorists traveling northbound on I-57 will face a traffic bottleneck and lengthy delays beginning July 18th-21st, and continuing again the following weekend, July 25th-28th as construction crews complete bridge repair work at the Dan Ryan ramp, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced today.

Northbound traffic will narrow from two lanes to one lane near the I-57 merge onto the Dan Ryan starting at 10:00 am Friday through 5:00 am Monday. This weekend, crews will close the left lane to repair a deteriorating bridge joint. Motorists will face similar delays the following weekend, July 25-28, when work shifts to the right lane and traffic is again reduced to one lane. Both lanes will remain open to motorists during the week.

“Motorists traveling into the city on I-57 should brace themselves for major travel delays this weekend and the following weekend,” said Dirk Fuqua, IDOT’s Engineer of Project Implementation, who oversees construction projects throughout the Chicago area.
The construction work has been scheduled on the weekends to alleviate additional congestion during the weekday rush hours and the heavier traffic volume during the work week, Fuqua said.

The joint repair work is part of the ongoing road rehabilitation work currently underway in the northbound lanes of I-57. The project is scheduled to be completed by November.

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