Fake News Source – The Illinois DOT Construction Planning Manager held a press release Monday morning, July 29th, 2013 on construction projects in Will County.
“We spent 3/4 of our 2013 budget on new construction barrels, signs, and barricades. We are incredibly proud of our entire collection and wanted to give the residents of the State of Illinois a chance to view them in an exhibit on I-55. Unfortunately, the exhibit has been so popular that some vehicles have been unable experience the exhibit in their allotted time and found it necessary to take an alternate route on IL-53. That is why I am pleased to announce that a second exhibit has been created in a left lane closure on IL-53 at the Laraway Road intersection. Now, everyone will have equal access to this phenomenal collection!”
In an interview after the press conference, the IL DOT Planning Manager said, “It’s just so lucky for drivers that there is a traffic signal at IL-53 and Laraway. It brings all that extra traffic to a complete stop. Kids can get really good long look at our inimitable collection of barrels while waiting through 5 or 6 traffic lights.” When questioned about the acquisition costs of the collection, the Planning Manager stated that Governor Quinn approved low grade road repairs so that the collection can be put on display every summer.
The IL Construction Barricade collection will be on display at the DesPlaines Bridge construction on I-55 until November and in the left lanes of both north south bound IL-53 at Laraway Road until September. Small displays of the collection can be viewed at various locations along IL-53 in downtown Joliet until September as well. This is a family friendly event as long as drivers keep their road rage in check.