IDOT: Extreme heat can cause pavement failure
With the arrival of hot weather, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, urges motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads during periods of extreme heat.
Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out, causing uneven driving surfaces in some areas.
When the weather is extremely hot, IDOT stated that it would be monitoring the situation, with crews available to make repairs as quickly as possible if they are needed.
IDOT advised that motorists should be aware of slowing traffic and be prepared to move over for maintenance workers and other emergency personnel.
In addition, motorists are encouraged to carry drinking water when traveling during extreme heat conditions. Should you experience vehicle trouble, dehydration can happen quickly without proper hydration available, IDOT advised.