The Illinois Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that lanes that have been closed for construction will reopen for the holiday to minimize travel disruption.
Non-emergency closures will be suspended from 3 p.m. today until December 1st. IDOT said lane reductions will continue on Interstate 55 around Pontiac, northbound on Route 251 north of Route 6 and Illinois Route 170 at Ransom will be closed as a detour is posted.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these areas. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in any work zone, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.