Parts of I-255 near St. Louis to close for 10 months starting this weekend

By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

COLLINSVILLE, (KMOX) - Metro East drivers, find your alternate routes now because I-255 is closing completely for major construction, first for the stretch between 55/70 and 64, that starts this Saturday. 

The overall project consists of rehabilitating and resurfacing approximately 7 miles of I-255 from Collinsville Road to Illinois 15 in two sections separated by I-64, with significant bridge repairs, safety improvements and drainage upgrades. Once the section north of I-64 is finished this summer, construction will shift to the section between I-64 and Illinois 15.

A project webpage with maps and fact sheets can be viewed by clicking here or visiting idot.illinois.gov.  

KMOX's Michael Calhoun contributed to this report
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