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I-64 work near Rieder Road planned for coming weekends

The Illinois Department of Transportation said lane closures are planned along Interstate 64 over the next two weekends between Illinois 4 and Illinois 158.

Work is planned is planned to paint the steel girders of the new Rieder Road Bridge over I-64, IDOT said.

Eastbound lane closures and work is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday and be completed by 6 a.m., weather permitting, the agency said. Westbound lane closures and work is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. May 19, and be completed by 6 a.m. May 22, weather permitting.

During the lane closures traffic will be restricted to one lane and will be re-routed using the new interchange ramp lanes, IDOT said. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution when using these ramp lanes.

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