DIX – The Illinois Department of Transportation said bridge construction will affect both northbound and southbound traffic on I-57 in the Dix area starting Thursday.
The southbound lanes of I-57 will close with southbound traffic diverting to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The southbound exit ramp at milepost 103 at Dix will be closed. All other ramps at exit 103 will remain open to traffic.
The change in the traffic pattern and exit ramp closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the I-57 bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and County Highway 39. The southbound lanes and exit ramp will remain closed until Nov. 15.
Message boards and signs will be in place to remind you of the exit ramp closure. Drivers are advised to follow the marked detour route.