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Illinois roads could buckle during heat wave

Jul 19, 2019 at 08:03 AM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The heat wave bearing down on Illinois this week may create problems on the road. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is warning drivers that the pavement may buckle on roads throughout the state. Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman, said, “At IDOT, we will have the necessary staffing and materials in place to make repairs as quickly as possible. We ask the public to stay alert and avoid driving over buckled roads, if possible, while giving our crews plenty of room to work.” IDOT says pavement failures or blowouts occur when prolonged high temperatures cause the road to expand and buckle up or blow out, resulting in uneven driving surfaces. Precipitation and humidity increase the potential for buckling.

Replied on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:23 AM CST
Im pretty sure that major road tax hike they have coming into effect right now will fix this problem right up.