The Illinois Department of Transportation announces today that weather permitting, construction work on Illinois 38 in Franklin Grove will begin on Monday, March 18, 2019. Phoenix Corporation of the Quad Cities will be starting the $783,000 contract to remove and replace the culvert carrying Illinois 38 over the drainage ditch at North Spring Street.
Daytime lane closures with flaggers will be required for approximately two weeks to complete the pre-stage widening. For the remaining duration of the project, Illinois 38 will be reduced to one lane utilizing temporary traffic signals. The project is scheduled to be completed by early August of 2019.
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.