The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning motorists of a temporary highway shutdown this morning. Interstate 55/70 near Collinsville will be closed temporarily to allow for Ameren to install power lines over the highway. I-55/70 will be closed for about 15 minutes between the Highway 159 interchange and Highway 40 interchange starting at 10am.
In addition to the interstate closure, adjacent roadways in the area will also be shut down until the power lines are installed. Drivers are asked to use caution or perhaps find another route around the area to avoid delays.