Eclipse traffic clogs Interstate 57 on Saturday

Eclipse traffic clogs Interstate 57 on Saturday

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Traffic slows Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, on southbound Interstate 57 near a construction zone by the Curtis Road exit in Champaign as travelers headed to watch Monday's total solar eclipse make their way toward Carbondale. Got an eclipse story to share? Send it to jrossow@news-gazette.com.

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Holly Hart/The News-Gazette
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787 wrote on August 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Dear News-Gazette-

That's called one lane traffic, due to road construction.   No where else are there any issues.   Just came through there in the last hour.

Please stop the worthless hype.

capt80 wrote on August 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Thanks. For some reason I didn't see your comment before I asked the question. As for the article/photo - I agree!

capt80 wrote on August 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Early this morning it appeared as though I-57 south of Curtis Rd. was down to one lane due to construction. Anyone know if that's the case still? Seems like the DOT might have wanted to re-think that plan.