Motorists alerted to construction closures on Rt. 37 and I-57

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation is The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that Illinois Route 37 will be closed to traffic between Rileyville Road and Walnut Hill Road north of Dix beginning at six Friday night.

The closure will allow for replacement of a drainage structure.  The road is expected to be back open by six Monday morning.

You should seek other routes.  Message boards will be in place to remind you about the closure.

IDOT is also warning drivers about an upcoming lane closure on Interstate 57.

The closure will begin Monday on I-57 southbound near milepost 84 in Jefferson County. Crews will be working in the area north of the Ina exit, repairing the structure that carries the interstate over Atchison Creek.

The closure is expected to last through Tuesday, March 19. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes.