Metro-East News

Lebanon intersection reopens after work

The month-long closure of where Illinois 4 and the eastern leg of U.S. Route 50 intersect, has ended.

The intersection opened on Tuesday with a new right-turn lane from northbound Route 4 to eastbound Route 50 in order to help make it easier for trucks to turn.

Workers also added a new traffic signal and rebuilt the intersection pavement.

During the work, traffic was detoured around the intersection, with a separate detours for local traffic and truck traffic.

The project was meant to move traffic more efficiently through what was a four-way stop intersection. The intersection, which sees lots of truck traffic, often backs up. The $839,000 project is being paid for with state and federal money.