Overnight closures on Rowell Avenue in Joliet

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that as part of ongoing efforts to rebuild the eastbound Interstate 80 bridge over Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad, in Joliet, a full closure will be required over three consecutive nights on Rowell Avenue to remove the existing bridge.

To complete the work, Rowell Avenue, between Linden and Haven avenues will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning, weather permitting,  Wednesday, Aug. 30. 

A detour will direct Rowell Avenue motorists to Richards Street, Fourth Street and Mills Road. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. The work is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. 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.

For more information on IDOT projects, click here.