COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation Tuesday announced that Interstate 270 will be closed in the eastbound and westbound directions Thursday, Feb. 19.
The lane closures will begin at 10 a.m. and will reopen within two hours. These lane closures are necessary to demolish the old westbound and eastbound sections of the I-270 Chain of Rocks canal truss bridges over the levees. Westbound traffic will be guided onto Illinois 3 and eastbound traffic will be guided onto Riverview Boulevard utilizing flaggers, traffic control devices and traffic control signing. Motorists should consider alternate routes to avoid delay.
A limited public viewing area will be established at the east end of the Old Chain of Rocks Road Canal Bridge (Old Route 66). The viewing area will likely be snow-covered, so take necessary precautions. Limited parking for the public will be designated off of West Chain of Rocks Road west of Illinois 3 and will require walking up to one-half mile to the viewing area.
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