COLLINSVILLE, Il (KMOV.com) – IDOT announced Monday eastbound lanes of I-55/70 will be closed this weekend from Fairmont City to Troy.

The closure will run from Illinois 111 U.S. 40 and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

The closure is necessary for placing a new bituminous surface treatment on the roadway.

A posted detour will direct through-traffic to take eastbound I-64 to northbound I-255 to eastbound I-270 to access eastbound I-70 and northbound I-55.

The closure is expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019.

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