Park Street closed east of Route 3

Park Street east of Route 3 is closed to traffic.

Park Street east of Route 3 is closed to traffic.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today, Friday, at 2:30 p.m., that Park Street/Route 156 just east of Route 3 in Waterloo is now closed to traffic as part of the ongoing Route 3 improvement project.

Detour signs are directing direct traffic around the closure, which is necessary to construct new pavement and complete storm sewer, rock base, concrete curbing and asphalt work.

IDOT said work at this intersection should be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.

The contractor on this project is DMS Contracting from Mascoutah. Joseph G. Gasaway is the area supervising field engineer for IDOT. If you have any questions concerning this project, contact him at 618-346-3354.

Additional information is available at

In total, the entire Route 3 project involves the stretch of roadway from North Market Street to South Market Street. The current two-lane highway is being reconstructed into a five-lane thoroughfare with turn lanes or medians installed as required.

The Route 3 project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

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