I-55 at Illinois 47 interchange to close overnight June 13 and 14

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Interstate 55 at the Illinois 47 interchange (exit 220) in Dwight will close overnight at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 14. The closure is necessary to erect beams on the new southbound Illinois 47 bridge.

Southbound I-55 will close Monday, June 13. Northbound I-55 will close Tuesday, June 14. I-55 will reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be detoured off and onto I-55 using the exit and entrance ramps at Illinois 47. The work also will require intermittent daytime lane closures on I-55.

The work is part of a larger $9.3 million project to replace the Illinois 47 bridge over I-55 and reconstruct Illinois 47 from Northbrook Avenue to just north of I-55. The project is scheduled to be completed later this year.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area and be prepared for slow and stopped traffic. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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