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Illinois roads open after flooding

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An image of Alton flooding from SkyZoom4. An image of Alton flooding from SkyZoom4.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the opening of the following roads:  IL 100 from west of US 67 to IL 3 (Alton to Grafton).

These roads are still closed due to the major flooding within the area: Brussels Ferry; IL 3 truck bypass in Chester; Kaskaskia Street in Chester; IL 143 west of IL 255 in the Wood River Area; IL 100 from Grafton to Pearl remains closed to through traffic; IL 100/96 intersection; and US 67 southbound into Missouri is closed at the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi (northbound is still open).

Several Levee Districts within District 8 have installed flood control gates. These efforts have closed IL 3 near Cora; and IL 155 west of Ruma.

The Department will continue monitoring State roadways in the affected areas of Illinois.  Flooding has or will require closure of state highways and ferries along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers as well as several creeks and streams. 

Traffic control devices and directional signage, including dynamic message boards, have been deployed to guide motorists safely around major closures.  Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel known flood prone areas.  Regardless, all motorists are urged to be patient, reduce speed and exercise added caution throughout the Metro East region – as traffic patterns and travel times will likely be affected.

Updates can be found on the Department's website by clicking here.

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