Illinois DOT Warns of Three-Day I-57 Closure

July 26, 2011

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will close Interstate 57 for an expected three days next week.

On Tuesday, August 16, Interstate 57 at Mile Marker 1 north- and south-bound will be closed to all traffic, both north and southbound to allow the contractor to make bridge repairs. This is anticipated to be a three-day closure, August 16, 17 and 18.

Motorists can take one of two detours.

Southbound I-57: Take IL 3 (Exit 1), IL 146, Missouri 74 through Cape Girardeau on Interstate 55.

Northbound I-57: Take Interstate 55 in Missouri, Missouri 74, through Cape Girardeau, to IL 146, then to IL 3 and Interstate 57.

Due to the high volume of traffic, the marked detour is expected to be congested with probable delays. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

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