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I-255 repairs begin Monday, Aug. 29, expect lane restrictions through Sept. 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that lane restrictions will be encountered Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 1, on northbound Interstate 255 over Interstate 55/70 in Collinsville.

Weather permitting, beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, the right two lanes on northbound Interstate 255 over the ramps from Interstate 55/70 will be closed with only one lane on northbound Interstate 255 remaining open. The middle lane will again open by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, leaving the right lane closed.

All lanes are expected to be open by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. All exit ramps from Interstate 255 will remain open during construction. These restrictions are needed to do bridge deck patching on the bridge carrying northbound Interstate 255 over the ramps of Interstate 55/70. IDOT District 8 Operations crews will make the needed improvements. Full access will be restored as soon as possible.

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.

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