The Illlinois Department of Transportation will start two projects Monday -- inspections of the Interstate 80 bridge and resurfacing of Western Avenue and Center Street -- that will affect traffic in Joliet.
The inspections of the bridge over the Des Plaines River will require daily lane closures that will be set up and removed during off-peak travel hours Monday through Thursday, according to a news release issued by by the city of Joliet.
The work is required by the Federal Highway Administration and will begin on the westbound side of the bridge Monday before switching to the eastbound side on May 6, depending on the weather.
All inspections should be completed by May 10, the release said.
IDOT also will begin the process of resurfacing Western Avenue, from the Des Plaines River to Center Street, and Center Street between Western Avenue and Jefferson Street on Monday.
While the streets will remain open, the project will require daily lane closures until it's completed by June 3. On-street parking will be limited.
Drivers are advised to exercise caution in both areas and to seek alternate routes if possible.
For more information, call the city's Department of Public Utilities at 815-724-4200.