One lane of Mississippi River bridge closed

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced nightly lane closures on I-70/270/55 between the I-70/270/55 interchange and 2.6 miles east of the I-70/270/55 interchange, beginning Monday, March 8, weather permitting.  

Both directions will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. nightly. This stage of work is necessary to make pavement repairs and is expected to be completed by May 1.

This stage of work is part of a larger project that will include many additional lane closures. The times and locations of future closures will be announced as the project continues. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.

Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. 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.

IDOT also announced lane closures on I-255 between New Poag Road and Madison Avenue beginning on Monday, March 8, weather permitting.  

Both directions will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. This work is necessary to make bridge deck repairs and is expected to be completed by September 2021.

Drivers may experience delays when traveling through the work zone. 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.

For IDOT District 8 updates, follow @IDOTDistrict8 on Twitter or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map.

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