Illinois Department of Transportation officials ask motorists to be patient, reduce speed and use caution when traveling in work zones.
The Illinois Department of Transportation Wednesday announced that the ramp from eastbound I-270 to southbound Illinois 3 near Granite City will be temporarily closed to all traffic beginning Thursday, Oct. 9, weather permitting.
Traffic will be re-routed eastbound on I-270 to Illinois 203, under I-270, and then back onto westbound I-270.
This closure is necessary to construct the connector from the new eastbound I-270 pavement to the existing southbound Illinois 3 ramp. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 17.
In addition, a lane closure on eastbound I-270 will be encountered Thursday, Oct. 9, after 9 p.m. to make preparations of shifting traffic from the existing I-270 onto the new I-270 pavement. The lane will be reopened by 5 a.m. Friday.
The department asks that motorists be patient, reduce speed, watch for stopped traffic ahead, and use additional caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.
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