“Chicago Fire” actors Christian Stolte as Randy “Mouch” McHolland, Jake Lockett as Sam Carver, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd. | Photo: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC

The Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan will be closed until next week to allow for the filming of a scene for the popular TV show Chicago Fire.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the closure began at 5 a.m. Thursday.

The Amstutz Expressway, also known as Illinois Route 137, is fully closed between Genesee Street and Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan.

IDOT said the roadway will reopen at 1 a.m. next Thursday, October 13.

The closure is necessary to accommodate the filming of Chicago Fire, according to IDOT.

Chicago Fire is a drama television show that follows the firefighters and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51.

The show, which is hosted on NBC, is in its 11th season.

IDOT said a detour will direct motorists to Belvidere Street and Sheridan Road.

Access to local residences and businesses is being maintained.

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Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through the area, IDOT said.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to detour signs and be on alert for workers and equipment.