For Immediate Release
Work on Illinois 121 Begins Oct. 15
MATTOON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work to improve the Eastern Illinois Railroad crossing on Illinois 121, 8 miles south of Mattoon, will begin Monday, Oct. 15.
IL 121 will be closed, and a marked detour will be posted. Access to businesses will be maintained during the closure, which is expected to last through Friday, Oct. 19, weather permitting.
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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