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Interstate work affects key interchange near Troy

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a lane closure on northbound Interstate 55/70 at the U.S. 40 interchange near Troy.

The right lane will be closed to allow crews to perform repairs on the structure carrying US 40 over I-55/70. This closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, and is estimated to last approximately two weeks.

Additionally, intermittent closures of the ramp carrying southbound I-55/70 to eastbound US 40 will also be necessary and will continue throughout the project. IDOTs Day Labor crews will be performing these essential repairs.

Motorists should expect significant traffic delays and should allow extra time when traveling through this area. Use of alternate routes is encouraged, if possible, in order to avoid the work area.

Advance warning signs and message boards will be in place to warn motorists of this closure. 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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