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5 Things To Know Before Work Closes Down Parts Of I-255

Jan 28, 2020
Officials lay out the plans for work on I-255 at a press conference in Madison County on Jan. 28, 2020.
Derik Holtmann | Belleville News-Democrat

Starting Saturday, a portion of Interstate 255 will be shut down in both directions for five months, kicking off a 10-month project to renovate what the state considers one of its worst roads.

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s first phase of repairs to a crumbling section of I-255, one of many projects under the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, begins by closing down all lanes of a roughly 4-mile stretch between I-55/70 at Exit 25 in Collinsville and Exit 20 at I-64 west of Fairview Heights.