ROXANA — A leg of Illinois Route 143 between Edwardsville and Wood River will be closed for months beginning Monday, May 7.
The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that 143, just east of Wanda/Moreland Road, will be completely closed to traffic between Wanda/Moreland Road and Sycamore Drive, The work is required to replace a bridge and reconstruct the roadway, and the road is expected to reopen in mid-November.
The department’s suggested detour for the road closure will be as follows:
– Westbound traffic: Go south on North Access Road to SIUE, then west on New Poag Road, then north on Illinois 255 to Illinois 143 westbound.
– Eastbound traffic: Go south on Illinois 255, then east on New Poag Road, then north on North Access Road to SIUE to Illinois 143 eastbound.
The department advises the traveling public to expect delays and utilize the signed detour provided.
The contractor on this project is Keller Construction of Glen Carbon.