I-57/64 Construction Update
Agency Details Progress on I-57/I-64 to Aid Motorists
MT. VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation
announces construction on I-57/I-64 in Mount Vernon is
progressing on schedule. E.T. Simonds, the contractor for this
project, is constructing the final phase of the northbound and
southbound lanes of I-57/I-64 on the south end of the project.
This work is expected to be completed by the beginning of
December as originally scheduled.
The northbound and southbound lanes on the south end of the
project are currently reduced to one lane. These lane reductions
are expected to continue for approximately one month and were
put in place at this time according to the lower traffic count
for the area. Alternate routes for the area are expected to be
re-installed by the end of this week.
Phase 4 involves removing the southbound center lane and the
northbound passing and driving lanes, and replacing them with
new continuously reinforced concrete PCC pavement. Pavement
removal, dirt work, stabilized sub base HMA, tie bars, pavement
reinforcement, and constructing the continuously reinforced
concrete pavement will also be completed.
This project is located between the tri-level structures of
I-57/I-64 in the Mt. Vernon area and consists of rehabilitating
the existing lanes of Interstate 57/64 and constructing a new
third lane to mitigate traffic congestion in the northbound and
Motorists should be aware of lane closures, lane shifts, and
work zone speed limit reductions. Please slow down and use
extreme caution while driving through all work zones.