Latest Announcements

November 30, 2022
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces lane closures in both directions of I-270 between IL 3 and Riverview Drive in Missouri beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022, weather permitting. One lane in each direction will remain open throughout the weekend. This work is needed to do bridge deck repairs. All lanes will be opened on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.
November 10, 2022
UPDATE: The current closure to Eastbound lanes of I-270 from Riverview to IL 3 has been extended, due to a vehicle damaging freshly poured patches. Lanes will reopen Friday, November 11 at 3:30 PM. Please obey all traffic control and posted signage.
November 9, 2022
UPDATE: The current closure to Eastbound lanes of I-270 from Riverview to IL 3 will remain in place until Friday November 11 at 9:00 AM for emergency bridge deck repairs.
November 7, 2022
Traffic on I-270 Eastbound between Riverview Drive and IL 3 has been reduced to one lane beginning Monday, November 7 at 1:00 PM for emergency bridge deck repairs. All lanes will be open on Thursday, November 10 at 3:00 PM. Drivers are urged to reduce speed and obey all signage.
November 3, 2022
Traffic on I-270 Eastbound between Riverview Drive and IL 3 will be reduced to one lane beginning Saturday, November 5 at 6:00 AM for bridge deck repairs. All lanes will be open on Monday, November 7 at 5:00 AM. Drivers are urged to reduce speed and obey all traffic signage.
October 21, 2022
Traffic on I-270 Westbound between IL 3 and Riverview Drive will be reduced to one lane beginning Friday, October 21 at 5:00 PM for bridge deck repairs. Both lanes will be open on Monday, October 24 at 5:00 AM. Drivers are urged to reduce speed and obey all traffic signage.
August 9, 2022
People gathered around a conference table.
IDOT and MoDOT are excited to announce the construction contract for the I-270 Mississippi River Bridge Replacement and Riverview Drive Interchange project has been awarded to Chicago-based Walsh Construction. Walsh Construction is part of The Walsh Group, a 124-year-old family-owned company providing construction services throughout the transportation, building and water markets. Walsh Construction is the second largest bridge builder in the US, as ranked by Engineering News-Record, and has previously worked on major river bridge structures in the St. Louis area, including the I-270 over Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge replacement for IDOT, Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation and I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge design-build projects for MoDOT, and Merchants Bridge rehabilitation for Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA). The MoDOT and IDOT contracts were both executed on August 23, 2022. The contractor will begin preparing for construction by bringing in their equipment and materials, and construction will begin soon.