Metro-East News

IDOT plans work near SIUE north of New Poag Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to have the southbound lanes of SIU Northern Access Road over Cahokia Creek reduced to one lane between Illinois 143 and New Poag Road in Edwardsville beginning on Wednesday, weather permitting, the agency said.

The lane closure is planned to remain in place for approximately one month, IDOT said. At that time, the northbound and southbound lanes will both be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project.

This work is necessary to repair the surfaces of both bridges and is estimated to be completed by late fall of next year, IDOT said.

Delays are expected.