CARBONDALE, IL (News First) – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that a pavement reconstruction and bridge repair project will require one lane to be closed on southbound and northbound Interstate 57 from just north of Illinois 161 to the Jefferson County line beginning, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 10. The ramps from northbound I-57 to and from Illinois 161 will remain open. The ramps from southbound I-57 to and from Illinois 161 will be closed for the 2024 construction season.

This stage of the project will last throughout the 2024 construction season. The times and locations of future restrictions will be announced as the project continues.

Drivers are urged to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, consider alternate routes, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone.

The overall $68.5 million project is to be completed by the spring of 2025.