Metro-East News

IDOT plans work on bridges northwest of Edwardsville

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to have intermittent lane closures around the Illinois 143/Illinois 159 intersection to allow for painting on nearby bridges, the agency said.

The eastbound lanes of Illinois 143 will be restricted to one lane approaching the intersection with Illinois 159, and Illinois 159 will be restricted to one lane just north of the Route 143 intersection, IDOT said.

This work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and be completed by mid-October, weather permitting; work is planned to take place daily between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., IDOT said. Workers plan to paint the structural steel on the nearby bridges.