Corridor 67 just north of Godfrey remains ahead of schedule, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, and a major step in its construction happens this week. The lanes that have recently been completed on the east side of what is currently being used will be opened for traffic, while the lanes that have been carrying the load will be closed, so that crews can work on getting that side up to par for the official opening.
IDOT Engineer Joe Gasaway explains what will be done to the lanes on the west side of the project.
The US 67 Corridor in Illinois extends nearly 223 miles from Interstate 280 at Rock Island to I-270 south of Alton along a north south alignment in west central Illinois. The plan is to eventually widen the highway to four lanes.