Illinois bar to IDOT: Free beer if you wrap up construction - KMOV.com

Illinois bar to IDOT: Free beer if you wrap up construction

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ROCKFORD, Il. (KMOV.com) -- As everyone knows, Illinois has two seasons: Winter and Construction.

A Rockford bar is tired of the endless roadwork and has resulted to an unusual incentive to get IDOT to wrap things up near their business.

Free beer.

Last week, The Olympic Tavern posted on their sign “Free beer for IDOT crew if roadwork is done by Mon,” hoping the construction on Route 2 where they’re located could finish early. Construction on Route 2 has been going on for two years already and is scheduled to finish sometime next year.

The sidewalk and one of the entrances to the bar have been out of commission and are finally expected to reopen this week.

No word on whether the offer of free suds sped things up.

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