Metro-East News

IDOT to resurface Blackburn Road near Edwardsville

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to resurface a portion of Blackburn Road east of Edwardsville.

Work is planned to take place from Illinois 143 to 0.6 miles north of Illinois 143, IDOT said. The agency plans to intermittently restrict Blackburn Road to one lane beginning on Wednesday, weather permitting.

Work is scheduled to take place daily between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is necessary to construct a new asphalt overlay on this route, the agency said.

The project is expected to be completed by August, IDOT said.

Delays are expected, and IDOT advised motorists to follow all construction signs and drive with caution through the work zone.