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I-55/64 ramp to Illinois 3 to close on Friday

A key ramp in the network around the Poplar Street Bridge will close Friday for repairs, Illinois Department of Transportation says.

The closure of the ramp from Interstate 55/64 westbound to Illinois 3 southbound in St. Clair County. Work will be done on Friday, March 12, weather permitting, between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. All through lanes will remain open during construction.

These restrictions are needed to perform critical pavement repairs at this location. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible.

Moorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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