The Illinois Department of Transportation reports construction on Interstate 72 in Pike County begins this week.

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IDOT officials say the work will extend from the I-172 interchange to west of Hull.
The work will consist of removal of sections of pavement expansion joints, placement of reinforcement and concrete patching.

Traffic on I-72 will be reduced to one lane in both directions while the work is being done.

The work is expected to complete by early July.

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