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Illinois DOT Highlights Interstate Projects in the Metro East

COLLINSVILLE, IL — Entering one of its busiest construction seasons ever, the Illinois Department of Transportation announces that major projects in the Metro East are planned or underway, fueled by Gov. JB Pritzker's historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. Twenty major projects combined represent a total investment of nearly $825 million, improving safety and mobility while sustaining and creating jobs throughout the region.

Of the 20 major projects in the Metro East, 11 are scheduled to be completed in 2024 and the remaining nine are anticipated to be completed from 2025 through 2028.

  • The Interstate 270 over Mississippi River bridge replacement project began in fall 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2027.
  • Illinois 159 from Center Grove Road to West Country Lane includes resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project began in spring 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2024.
  • Illinois 157 from St. Louis Street to South University Drive in Edwardsville includes resurfacing and ADA improvements, as well as intersection improvements. The project began in summer 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2024.
  • Illinois 267 from 0.4 miles south of Short Road to Jersey County Line includes resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project began in summer 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in fall 2024.
  • Illinois 111 south of Pontoon Road to just south of Horseshoe Lake Road in Granite City includes resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project began in summer 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2024.
  • Beltline Road from Illinois 157 to Illinois 159 in Collinsville includes resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2024 and be completed in fall 2024.
  • Illinois 162/157 at Judy's Branch Creek includes intersection relocation from the north junction of Illinois 157 to the south junction of Illinois 157. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2024 and be completed in summer 2028.
  • Illinois 3 at West Delmar Avenue and Pierce Lane includes intersection reconstruction. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2025 and be completed in fall 2026.
  • The Illinois 111 southbound over Cahokia Canal just north of I-55/70 bridge replacement project is anticipated to begin May 2024 and be completed in summer 2025.
  • The Southern Illinois University northern access road over the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge replacement project is anticipated to begin May 2024 and be completed in summer 2025.
  • I-57 from Jefferson County Line to just north of Illinois 161 includes pavement reconstruction and bridge repair. The project began in summer 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in winter 2024.
  • The Illinois 3 over Nine Mile Creek bridge replacement project began in winter 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2024.
  • Illinois 161 from Beech Street to Pleasant Avenue in Centralia includes patching, resurfacing, and ADA improvements. The project began in spring 2024 and is expected to be completed in fall 2024.
  • Illinois 13/153 from Illinois 4 to Perry County Line includes resurfacing and ADA improvements. The project is anticipated to begin in spring 2024 and is expected to be completed in fall 2024.
  • Air Mobility Drive Extension from Illinois 161 to Illinois 158/177 includes new construction. The project is anticipated to begin in spring 2024 and be completed in summer 2026.
  • I-64 from west of Greenmount to 1.1 miles west of Illinois 158 includes widening, resurfacing, interchange improvements, and bridge repairs. The project is anticipated to begin in fall 2024 and be completed in fall 2026.
  • I-255 from 0.2 miles north of Illinois 157 to Illinois 15 includes resurfacing and bridge and ramp repairs. The project is anticipated to begin in fall 2024 and be completed in summer 2025.
  • Little Mary's River Covered Bridge includes bridge repairs. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2024 and be completed in winter 2025.
  • Collinsville Road/Ninth Street from Rose Lake Drive in East St. Louis to east of Exchange Avenue includes resurfacing. The project is anticipated to begin in summer 2024 and be completed in winter 2024.
  • The Illinois 3 and Illinois 157 intersection improvement project is anticipated to begin in summer 2024 and be completed in fall 2024.
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