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Projects are underway on key Metro East roads

Projects are underway on key Metro East roads.

Here is a summary from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

East Chain of Rocks Road from Nameoki Road to Douglas Place/Engineer Road in Madison County.

The road will be closed for rehabilitative work of the railroad crossing until 4 pm Friday, March 26.

Both lanes will be closed. A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.

Motorists 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.

I-55 work between Carlinville and Litchfield resumes

The work resumed this week. Nighttime lane closures and the installation of a temporary concrete barrier will occur through the end of March.

The use of median crossovers will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction beginning in April and will continue until November.

This is part of a $34.2 million project that includes rehabilitating eight bridges and resurfacing 7.4 road miles and interchange ramps at Illinois 108 (exit 60). Benefits from the project include providing a smoother road surface, installing safety equipment and needed maintenance.

Motorists can expect delays and are asked to allow extra time for travel through this area. To avoid the area, when feasible, the use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to watch for stopped or slowed traffic, pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zone, obey posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

Illinois 157 between Horseshoe Lake Road and Chain of Rocks Road

Intermittent lane restrictions are now underway to complete a new asphalt surface, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

Illinois 162 from Perigen Lane to Maryville Road in Granite City

The stretch will be closed for rehabilitative work of the railroad crossing from 8 a.m. Saturday, March 27, to 4 p.m. Monday, March 29.

Both lanes will be closed. A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure.

Motorists 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-55/64 lane closures across PSB begin April 1

 

 

 

 

The three right lanes of eastbound Interstate 55/64, as well as the ramp to southbound Illinois 3 and the ramp to southbound Tudor Avenue in East St. Louis will close as early as April 1, weather permitting.

 

The closures are necessary to replace the bridge decks on eastbound I-55/64. Lane closures will be in place in this area until early October.

 

The ramp from northbound Piggott Avenue to eastbound I-55/64, which was closed Feb. 22, will remain closed.

 

In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 55 as well as the right lane of northbound I-55 approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed. Interstate 64 will also be reduced to one lane approaching the Poplar Street Bridge.

 

Extensive delays are expected during weekday evening rush hours. The public is urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes, including the Interstate 70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Carpooling and using public transportation, following public health guidelines, are encouraged as well.

 

Drivers must pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

 

The closures are part of a $29.8 million project, funded by Rebuild Illinois, to rehabilitate the bridges in this area. The overall project will require various lane closures, with updated information provided in advance of each new traffic configuration.

 

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing in all modes of transportation. Year One included improvements statewide on 1,706 miles of highway, 128 bridges and 228 additional safety improvements.

 

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