Detour Delayed: Elsner-Rt. 30 Intersection to Close After Labor Day

IDOT moved the construction start so the road work wouldn't affect traffic for the Frankfort Fall Festival, a village official said.

drivers and residents dreading the closing of Elsner Road at U.S. Route 30 for construction are getting a reprieve.

But only for two weeks.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has changed to Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day, said Assistant Village Administrator Rob Piscia. The move was done so that the construction wouldn't disrupt traffic for the Frankfort Fall Festival, which runs from Sept. 1 to 3.


The road work will connect Elsner with the new Rt. 30 lanes, and it should take about 28 business days, weather—and other delays—permitting, Piscia said. Only the entrance to Elsner Road will be closed during the construction, he said, adding that traffic will continue through Rt. 30.

Residents in that area should use Nebraska Street to LaGrange Road as a detour, Piscia said.


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