Drivers in the suburbs get road closures. Every construction season, someone’s favorite street is blocked off so bulldozers can get free rein.

But as protests against racism as well as violence surged last week, road blocks popped up everywhere, surprising unsuspecting drivers.

They included Jill D’Silva, who took a family member to Chicago for chemotherapy on Tuesday only to turn around because streets leading to the clinic were closed.

“Chemotherapy needs to occur on time each and every week,” the South Barrington resident posted on the Daily Herald’s Facebook page.

Along with Chicago raising its bridges and blocking access to downtown streets, Aurora, Naperville, Schaumburg and other suburbs have barred traffic from roads or expressways recently.

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SOURCE ( Marni Pyke / Daily Herald )