COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation Thursday announced that I-270 will be closed in the eastbound and westbound directions on Tuesday, Feb. 3, weather permitting.
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 I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Truss bridge. 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. One additional closure will be required, and that closure will be announced in the near future.
A limited public viewing area will be established at the east end of the Old Chain of Rocks Road Canal Bridge (Old Route 66). 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.
IDOT also announced a daytime lane closure will be encountered on I-270 eastbound from Illinois 3 to west of the new Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge on Monday, Feb. 2, weather permitting. The lane closure will begin at 8 a.m. and will be reopened by 2 p.m. This lane closure is necessary to complete preparation for the demolition of the old westbound structure.
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