Lanes opening where possible in southern IL for Labor Day weekend travel

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(KBSI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lanes that have been closed for construction will reopen, where possible, for the Labor Day holiday to minimize travel disruption.

Non-emergency closures will be suspended from 3 p.m. Friday, September 1 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 4.

The following lane closures will remain in place during the holiday weekend.  Drivers can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these areas. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered.

Leaders at Illinois Department of Transportation urge drivers to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and stay alert for workers and equipment. At all times, please buckle and drive sober.

Alexander County

  • I-57 over U.S. 51 just north of Cairo; lane reductions continue.

Jackson County

  • Illinois 149 over Kinkaid Creek just north of Spillway Road; lane reductions continue with traffic controlled by temporary signals.

Jefferson County

  • I-57 at Dix; lane reductions continue.
  • Illinois 148 west of Waltonville; lane reductions continue with traffic controlled by temporary signals.

Massac County

  • I-24 over Bear Creek at milepost 28; lane reductions continue.

Pope County

  • Illinois 145 over Bay Creek just south of Illinois 146; lane reductions continue with traffic controlled by temporary signals.

Saline County

  • U.S. 45 near Texas City; lane reductions continue with traffic controlled by temporary signals.

White County

  • U.S. 45 south of Norris City; closed, detour posted.

Over the next six years, IDOT leaders plan to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Four of Rebuild Illinois include approximately $12.1 billion of improvements statewide on 5,339 miles of highway, 533 bridges and 762 additional safety improvements.

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