Interstate 255 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Another Section Of Illinois 255 Opens To Motorists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-section-illinois-255-opens-motorists <p>A new section of Illinois Route 255 near Godfrey is now open to motorists.</p><p>The freeway has been extended from Seminary Road to Humbert Road. Work on that section of Route 255 had been delayed because of problems with an embankment that caused the pavement to crack.</p><p>The last part of Route 255, from Humbert to Illinois Route 111, is expected to be completed in November. When it’s finished, Route 255 will run from I-270 at Edwardsville to U-S Route 67 in Godfrey.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:43:07 +0000 Bill Raack 5809 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another Section Of Illinois 255 Opens To Motorists Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/variable-speed-limits-changing-advisory-i-270-i-255 <p>Transportation officials are making changes to Interstate 270 and Interstate 255&rsquo;s controversial variable speed limits.</p><p><a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">MoDOT</a> says a new study finds that they have helped traffic flow slightly since they were instituted in 2008, and accidents are down on the busy highway. So MoDOT engineer Tom Blair says they&rsquo;ll make the variable speed limits simply &quot;advisory&quot; by this summer.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:13:17 +0000 Bill Raack 693 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255