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The Illinois Department of Transportation says motorists can expect a full closure of westbound Interstate 55/64 at the Interstate 55/64/70 interchange in East St. Louis starting Friday, Sept. 7, weather permitting.

roadworkaheadlogoWestbound Interstate 55/64 will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. at the Interstate 55/64/70 interchange in East St. Louis. The closure is necessary to demolish a section of the Martin Luther King bridge approach structure that carries traffic over westbound Interstate 55/64.

There will be posted detours for Interstate 55 and Interstate 64. Westbound Interstate 55/64 traffic will not be able to travel west of the Interstate 55/70/64 interchange.

The Interstate 55 detour will be to take Interstate 255 south across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge to Interstate 55.

The Interstate 64 detour will be to take Interstate 255 south to Illinois 3 north to westbound Interstate 64.

The interstate closure is expected to end by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10.

Delays are expected. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and consider alternate forms of transportation during this weekend closure period.