MARION, IL – (News First) – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that steel erection operations on the bridge carrying Grassy Road over Interstate 57 just south of Marion in Williamson County will require a full closure in both directions of I-57 between exit 45 and exit 54 starting, weather permitting, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14. All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. Monday, April 15. The northbound on-ramps at Old Illinois 13 and Illinois 13 will remain open.

During that time, a marked detour will be in place to direct northbound and southbound traffic around the work zone between exit 45 and exit 54. The detour will utilize Illinois 13 and Illinois 148 in both directions.

Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment. Public transportation and traveling during non-peak hours are recommended if possible.