By Ashley Richmond | firstname.lastname@example.org, Johnie Freiwald | email@example.com
A deadly Henry County Intersection south of Colona, Illinois will close this week.
Starting this Tuesday, the intersection of U.S. 6 and Illinois Route 84 will be closed to traffic.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the intersection will be closed for about three months, and traffic will be detoured.
U.S. 6 traffic will have to take Interstate 280, and Illinois Route 84 traffic will be detoured onto Cleveland Road and I-80.
This road improvement comes roughly two years after a father and son were killed in a motorcycle crash at that intersection.
The DOT says they're adding turn lanes and traffic signals to provide better visibility.
Valley Construction Company is doing the construction work.
The road will be closed so that existing roadway can be removed, and new pavement can be laid down.
The DOT says the expect the intersection to reopen in early October of this year, with final cleanup done by early November.
The construction work is part of a $5 million project.
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