JEFFERSON/FRANKLIN COUNTIES — The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of an upcoming lane reduction on IL 148 between Jefferson and Franklin counties to allow for road construction.

The lane reduction will begin, weather permitting, at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016, and will continue until 6 p.m. The lane reduction is expected to last approximately 3 weeks to allow for shoulder repair operations. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.

To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.