Expect minor traffic delays on Illinois Route 143 in Wood River beginning today.  Through July 1, the Illinois Department of Transportation plans to periodically restrict the traffic flow on the highway at Wesley Drive.  The lane closures are needed to construct drainage and intersection improvements in advance of the move of Jack Schmitt Chevrolet. 

IDOT’s Joe Monroe says this will not be a complete closure of the road.

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Traffic control devices and changeable message signing will be utilized to assist motorists during these lane closures.  You are asked to be patient, reduce speed, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone. 

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