(MACHESNEY PARK) WIFR-- Construction will begin on IL 173 in Machesney Park on Wednesday.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that William Charles Construction Company will begin the $28 million project which will reconstruct a 2.5 mile section of IL 173 starting from Alpine Road to the I-90/I-39 interchange.
The existing two lane roadway will be removed and replaced with four lanes. The project will also include now traffic lights, new sidewalks, and new storm sewers.
The project is expected to take two years to complete.