East Dubuque has seen its fair share of road construction starting in the spring and during much of the summer. It's all part of a long overdue Illinois Department of Transportation plan to upgrade and improve maintenance to more than 2,500 miles of highway and 10 million square feet of bridge decking as part of the "Rebuild Illinois" capital program already underway.

Starting on September 12, 2022, keep an eye out for culvert work in East Dubuque along U.S. Highway 20. As a result, motorists may experience delays and should allow extra time for trips through East Dubuque.

Work will consist of culvert repairs near Hill Street. Two lanes of traffic will be available through the work zone on U.S. 20. Hill Street at U.S. 20 will be closed during the project, which is expected to be completed on September 16, 2022.

Consider alternative routes when possible to avoid the construction and work areas. Drivers are also encouraged to pay close attention to ongoing work, changing conditions from day to day, and updated signs in and around work zones. Comply with posted speed limits and avoid using mobile devices while driving, especially in areas where workers and equipment are present.

Over the next six years, Illinois is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Approximately $8.6 billion in improvements have already been made statewide on over 4,400 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and over 600 additional safety upgrades.

For IDOT District 2 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict2 or view area construction details on IDOT's traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

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