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Westbound I-24 lanes to close Wednesday night near Big Bay, New Columbia

Road Work

MASSAC COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) would like to alert motorists traveling I-24 Westbound of the upcoming Emergency Pavement Patching.

On Wednesday evening, May 5th, the contractor will CLOSE the I-24 WESTBOUND TRAFFIC LANES ONLY from 8:00PM to 6:00AM, from Mile Post 37 to Mile Post 27, to perform pavement patching at Mile Post 29.

Motorists traveling I-24 Westbound should utilize US 45 to IL 145, IL 145 to IL 146, then IL 146 to I-24. Please use alternate routes, reduce speed, be alert to equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones.

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Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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