Illinois Tollway Suspends Construction This Weekend

It was not immediately made clear what caused the cancellation

The Illinois Tollway has cancelled almost all planned construction work through Saturday, according to a construction alert sent Friday afternoon.

The Tollway sent a list of all its planned construction with all but one project crossed out in red. The only project not crossed out was maintenance on I-355 from 12 a.m.-5 a.m. Saturday night to Sunday morning.

“Closures may require subsequent extensions due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances and updates will be provided on the list as needed,” an email sent with the alert said. “All work is weather dependent.”

The alert did not clearly state the reason for the cancellations and a Tollway spokesperson did not immediately respond to request for comment, but this weekend's weather forecast is not good, as the area could see temperatures fall to the low 40s with heavy rain totalling more than 2 inches by Sunday night.

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