Attention, Illinois drivers: Buckle up and brace yourselves because starting mid-July, the Illinois Department of Transportation has a special surprise in store for your daily commute.

Get ready for the mother of all traffic hiccups as construction on a big stretch of one of the most feared roads in the state. Construction on Illinois 2 will begin on Monday, July 17.

IL 2 Construction = No Big Deal

How bad can this construction be? Try Imagining a horde of turtles racing each other on a track made of molasses... or a parade of snails wearing lead boots.

That's how slow traveling will feel in this construction project.

Google Satellite
Google Satellite

Route 2: One Lane to Rule Them All

Get ready to grip the wheel in frustration because more than 10 miles of road will be reduced to one measly lane... one lane to rule them all.

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Prepare for a commute that will feel like an epic quest as you navigate the treacherous path of traffic congestion. You might want to bring a snack or two because you'll have plenty of time to enjoy them while inching along unless you take an alternative route.

IL Route 2 Roulette

To add an extra layer of excitement to your journey, traffic will be directed to travel in one direction at a time through the work zone. It's like playing a game of roulette in your car.

Google Maps
Google Maps

Time to Hone Your Patience

Daily IL Route 2 commuters will have their patience tested on this 10-mile stretch of road for more than 3 months. This construction project is expected to be completed by October 31.

In the meantime, bring for those stuck on this path, bring your favorite tunes, audiobooks, and maybe even a small tent in case you need to set up camp. Or, hop on IL-72, which will only cost you a minute or two.

Find all Illinois road construction projects here.

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