I-255 Resurface – Restore - Rehabilitate
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Starting in February of 2020, the reconstruction of Interstate 255 is one of the first projects of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois effort, and fixes a badly deteriorated section of interstate in the St. Louis Metro East area. While this project will require a complete closure of the interstate to all traffic for one construction season, it enables the project to be completed cheaper, faster and safer.
* Significantly reduces completion time to 10 months, instead of 4 years.
* Saves $14 million.
* Increases worker safety by keeping traffic out of the work zone.
* Reduces accidents by eliminating the need for work zone lane shifts.
The project consists of rehabilitating and resurfacing approximately 7 miles of I-255 from I-55/70 to Illinois 15 in two sections separated by Interstate 64, with significant bridge repairs, safety improvements and drainage upgrades. This project will restore the roadway and bridges to a smooth and safe condition for motorists and will support future investment in the region.
North Section Closure: February 1, 2020 - Map
South Section Closure: June 13, 2020 – Map
Proposed Project Completion: November 25, 2020
Actual Completion Date: OCTOBER 31, 2020
Awarded Construction Cost: $67 million