TROY, Ill. – IDOT is closed a large section of I-55/I-70 southbound this weekend. The interstate closure runs from I-270 in Troy, Illinois all the way to I-255 and Black Lane near Collinsville. Crews will add a new surface treatment to the roadway.
The closure began Friday at 7:00pm. It was supposed to open by 5:00am Monday. IDOT now says that the road will not open because of the rain. All ramps remain closed.
There appears to be a major traffic backup in the area. Check the latest road conditions here: FOX2Now.com/Traffic
Due to the rain, I55/70 will not be open until later this morning. All ramps remain closed. Use alternate routes. #ILTraffic
— IDOT District 8 (@IDOTDistrict8) August 12, 2019