The Illinois Department of Transportation says the Illinois Route 161 crossing over Crooked Creek west of Centralia will be closed beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, weather permitting.
The closure is necessary to replace the existing structure crossing Crooked Creek and three adjoining box culverts.
Illinois 161 is scheduled to reopen in December 2019.
A detour route will be posted utilizing Illinois 127, U.S. 50, and U.S. 51.
The general contractor on this project is Plocher Construction Co. of Highland.