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Traffic diverted on Frank Scott Parkway as crews continue to work on repairs

Road repairs blocking Frank Scott Parkway

Workers were still repairing the roadbed Friday after a water main break on Frank Scott Parkway at its intersection with Illinois 159 on the Swansea-Fairview Heights border. Frank Scott traffic was being rerouted through the Target parking lot on
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Workers were still repairing the roadbed Friday after a water main break on Frank Scott Parkway at its intersection with Illinois 159 on the Swansea-Fairview Heights border. Frank Scott traffic was being rerouted through the Target parking lot on

Crews continue to work to repair a portion of Frank Scott Parkway following a water main break Thursday afternoon.

As of midafternoon Friday, Frank Scott Parkway was completely blocked west of the intersection with Illinois 159.

Workers were pouring concrete in the area of the water main break.

Traffic was being diverted onto the Target parking lot and then drivers could return to Frank Scott Parkway.

Traffic on Illinois 159 was not being diverted, but was moving slowly near the intersection with Frank Scott Parkway due to lane restrictions.

It was unclear what caused the leak and how long closures were expected to last. But workers had to extensively dig up the roadway in order to repair the problem.

The break was at one of the metro-east’s busiest intersections, with retail businesses, a bank and a gas station located at that corner. In addition, thousands of drivers use the state highway or Frank Scott each day.

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