The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced eastbound I-64 will be closed for approximately 9 days later this month, weather permitting, from the I-55/70/64 split to 18th Street in East St. Louis.

The closure begins at 9 pm on September 13 and is expected to reopen 9 am on September 23.

Traffic will use eastbound I-55/70 to southbound I-255 as a detour.

Also, westbound I-55/70 will be closed for approximately two and half days beginning September 20, from IL 203 to the I-55/70/64, East St. Louis

This is scheduled from 9:00 pm, September 20 to 5:00 am, September 23.

ALL traffic will use southbound I-255 to westbound I-64 as a detour.

The reason for the closures is so that crews can reconstruct the ramps in this area and to resurface the existing lanes