Motorists traveling Interstate 270 across the Mississippi River will need to watch for nightly lane closures this week as the Illinois Department of Transportation begins work that was delayed by wet weather last week. IDOT Engineer Barry Gibbs tells The Big Z this is a continuation of the new Canal Bridge project.

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During the closure, traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one between the New Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge and IL Route 3 nightly from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Gibbs also says the ramp from eastbound I-270 onto southbound IL 3 will closed and that a posted detour will be in place to guide eastbound motorists to IL 203, where they will exit and be directed back onto westbound I-270 and sent back to IL 3.

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