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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