If you use the I-280 bridge, this could slow your commute.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says (weather permitting) washing of the I-280 bridge over the Mississippi River will begin on Tuesday.

Daytime lane closures will be required Monday through Thursday with all lanes open Friday through Sunday.

It should take about two weeks to complete.

You can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, avoid using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Keep up on projects and updates by following IDOT on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict2.

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