- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Transportation officials are urging drivers to avoid Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange during the next four weekends.

The interchange is undergoing reconstruction to modernize the 1950s-era structure and relieve the congestion that has made it one of the country’s worst highway bottlenecks.

Weekend lane closures are planned starting Friday night.

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn stressed that Chicago “remains open for business,” but drivers should expect delays and consider taking alternate routes or using public transportation.

The interchange is where the Dan Ryan, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways and Congress Parkway meet.

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