IDOT announces temporary closure of Sangamon Avenue

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SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Transportation officials say portions of eastbound Sangamon Avenue will be temporarily closed this weekend.

Officials say IDOT crews will be working to replace a beam on the bridge that carries northbound Interstate 55 over Sangamon Avenue.  The closure will affect eastbound Sangamon Avenue, as well as the exit ramp carrying southbound I-55 to eastbound Illinois Route 54/Sangamon Avenue, at the intersection of Sangamon Avenue and I-55 on the east side of Springfield.

Officials say the closure will last from 6:00 p.m. on June 20 until 8:00 a.m. on June 21.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

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