Work will close all lanes on westbound I-55/70 in St. Clair County

EAST ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the previously-scheduled full closure on westbound Interstate 55/70 from Illinois 203 to the Interstate 55/70/64 split in East St. Louis has been rescheduled to begin on Friday, Aug. 4, weather permitting.

roadworkaheadlogoStarting at 9 p.m. Friday, westbound Interstate 55/70 will be closed from Illinois 203 to Interstate 55/70/64. A posted detour will direct traffic to take southbound Interstate 255 to westbound Interstate 64 to access westbound Interstate 55 or Interstate 70. Westbound Interstate 55/70 traffic will not be able to travel west of Illinois 203. The closure is necessary for bridge repairs on a bridge west of Illinois 203.

The closures are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7.

The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons Inc., of East St. Louis.

Follow IDOT’s Twitter page to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 8. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at http://stl-traffic.org.

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