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IDOT Announces Upcoming Road Projects in Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – IDOT has scheduled some road projects for our area.

IDOT says starting Friday night at 6, Illinois 37 just south of the Johnson County line near Goines Lane in Pulaski County will be closed, weather permitting, so a large drainage pipe can be replaced. The road is expected to be back open by 6 Monday morning.

You should seek other routes to avoid any delays. Messages board and signs will be in place to remind you about the closure.


IDOT says there will be a lane closure on the bridge carrying northbound I-57 over eastbound I-64 in Jefferson County starting Monday, Sept. 13 so repairs can be made.

The closure will run from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. will extend to Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible.


Lane closures will start Wednesday, weather permitting, on Illinois 37 in Williamson County so repairs can be made to the bridge deck on the bridge carrying Illinois 37 over Crab Orchard Creek.

According to IDOT, work will start at 7 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. There will be a 15’ width restriction.

To avoid any delays, seek other routes. Use caution through this work zone.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.


Lane reductions will begin Monday, weather permitting, on Illinois 13 west of Harrisburg for road construction.

According to IDOT, work will begin to convert the IL 13/Carrier Mills Road intersection west of Harrisburg into a restricted crossing U-turn intersection, adding a turn lane and resurfacing of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 13 from the Williamson County line to West Poplar Street in Harrisburg.

Work includes earthwork, pavement patching, asphalt surface removal, asphalt paving and pavement markings.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and controlled by flaggers.

To avoid any delays, seek other routes. Use caution through the work zone.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.