JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) said upcoming bridge construction will affect both northbound and southbound traffic on I-57 in Jefferson County.
The southbound lanes of I -57 will be closed beginning Friday.
Southbound traffic will be diverted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The southbound exit ramp at milepost 103 at Dix will be closed. All other ramps at Exit 103 will remain open to traffic.
Officials said the change in traffic pattern and exit ramp closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the I-57 bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and County Highway 39.
The southbound lanes and exit ramp will remain closed until November 15, 2022.
Message boards and signs will be in place to alert traffic of the exit ramp closure. Motorists should follow the marked detour route.