IDOT closing Route 13 Monday -

IDOT closing Route 13 Monday

( -- Monday, IDOT crews will close Route 13 directly under the Route 15 on the southeast part of Belleville, Il.

This stretch of Route 13 is just west of Green Mount Rd.

It’s a popular route for drivers who live east of Belleville.

IDOT already has signs up to alert drivers about the change.

IDOT said this closure is needed so crews can replace the eastbound Route 15 bridge over Route 13.

Those who live and work in this area said the new bridge is needed to keep up with the growth in the area.

“There’s a lot more houses. There’s really a lot more businesses,” said Circle K clerk Jennt Wempe, “Going out to Freeburg it used to be open fields.  Now there’s like tons of houses everywhere.”

An alternate route for drivers would 159.

IDOT hopes to have the entire project completed by winter of 2014.



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