Several roads remain closed due to area flooding.  Those include, but are not limited to, the Brussels Ferry; 143 west of IL 255 in the Wood River Area; IL 100 from Alton to Pearl closed to through traffic; IL 3 at IL 100 in Grafton; US 67 southbound into Missouri is closed at the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi (northbound is still open); and US 67 in both directions at Broadway in Alton.  The flood control gates on IL 3 in East Alton also remain closed.


The Illinois Department of Transportation continues monitoring State roadways in the affected areas of Illinois.  Traffic control devices and directional signage, including dynamic message boards, have been deployed to guide motorists safely around major closures.  Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel known flood prone areas.  Regardless, all motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed and exercise added caution throughout the Metro East region – as traffic patterns and travel times will likely be affected.


Since this is a very dynamic situation, please see the Department’s website, , for the latest information on roadway closures throughout Illinois. Detailed information on the Metro East is also available at .  For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, please follow us at .


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