Route 30 detour in effect until November

Detour part of $21 million project to reconstruct, widen road

By Enterprise Staff
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A planned detour of Route 30 between Renwick Road and Route 59 in Plainfield went into effect last week and will remain in place until late November.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said motorists traveling in either direction on Route 30 will be directed to use Renwick Road and Route 59. For individuals who want to access local businesses, a one-way single lane will allow traffic heading southeast on Route 30 from Route 59 to enter those locations before exiting the work zone at Collins Drive.

“Motorists should continue to expect delays and should allow extra time while driving through the segment under construction,” IDOT said in a release. “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.”

Immediately to the east, Route 30 between Renwick and Interstate 55 will be shifted south so construction can begin on the new westbound lanes. Access to all businesses will be maintained during the project, according to IDOT.

Eastbound Route 30 will be open to local traffic only from Route 59 to Howard. The village of Plainfield added that the eastbound lane will be reduced to 10 feet 6 inches.

IDOT started the $21 million reconstruction and widening of Route 30 between Interstate 55 and Route 59 in April. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2017.

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