The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction along Illinois 48 south of Weldon in Piatt County begins Monday, Aug. 12.

The project involves repairs to the bridge that carries Illinois 48 over an unnamed creek about 4 miles south of Weldon and will require lane closures and width restrictions. Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

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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