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More I-255 lane restrictions

By on February 23, 2018 at 3:43 pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced additional lane restrictions will restrict traffic on I-255 through March 2, weather permitting. The construction, to repair a bridge deck, will affect the southbound lanes at mile post 19, about one mile south of the Interstate 64 exit.

IDOT expects significant traffic delays are expected in the area, and encourage motorists to use alternative routes. Traffic control devices will be assist motorists during these restrictions; IDOT and Illinois State Police urge that motorists be patient, reduce speed, obey all warning signs, and use additional caution when traveling near this work zone.

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Reduced speed limits in traffic work zones apply even when workers are not present. Also keep in mind the fines for speeding in construction or maintenance work zones are a minimum of $375 for the first offense and a minimum of $1,000 for the second offense with the potential of a suspended license for 90 days.

The state of Illinois also enacted a Move Over Law, also known as Scott’s Law, Jan. 1, 2017, requiring drivers approaching construction or emergency vehicles with flashing lights to reduce speed within safe limits and change lanes or face hefty fines and potential loss of license for up to two years. To read more on Scott’s Law, click here.

To read more from IDOT on general safety practices in work zones and consequences for not obeying them, click here.


Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: