Metro-East News

Road repair work planned along I-255

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to have lane restrictions in both directions on Interstate 255 between Collinsville Road and the Mississippi River in St. Clair and Monroe counties, the agency said.

IDOT said workers are scheduled to carry out pavement repairs beginning Monday; work is expected to be completed by the mid-summer, weather permitting.

Repair work is planned Saturdays between 6 a.m. to 9 p.m, and also from Sunday evenings through Friday mornings between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., the agency said.

During work, two of three lanes will be restricted in both directions. One lane will remain open at all times during the work hours, IDOT said.

IDOT urged motorists to use caution, obey all warning signs and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.