Traffic jams will be the norm on Ill. 23 south in Ottawa for several afternoons

Traffic jams will be the norm on Ill. 23 south in Ottawa for several afternoons

Drivers going south in Ottawa will face major slowdowns for several afternoons and evenings because of construction. Police Chief Brent Roalson says his officers have nothing to do with the construction zone traffic control. And he says changing the traffic light patterns to keep traffic moving won’t really help, because it would just block traffic on the east-west streets. He advises drivers to pay attention to the signs warning of the lane closure ahead and switching lanes early on.