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Construction work to start on Route 47

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 9:32 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 9:35 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation will, weather permitting, start work Thursday on Route 47 in Morris and north of Morris.

A $304,459 contract has been awarded to “D” Construction Inc. of Coal City for the work, which includes intermittent milling and resurfacing on Route 47 from Route 71 in Yorkville to Caton Farm Road, and also from south of Interstate 80 to Benton Street in Morris, according to a news release from IDOT.

Specific areas of work are scattered throughout the project limits with only significant surface deterioration and other problem areas being addressed. Work is expected to be complete by the end of September.

Motorists are encourage to use extreme caution when traveling along the detour and are advised to be alert for flaggers and all other workers.

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