This project consists of adding a third lane on I-57 northbound and southbound from I-24 (mile post 44) to I-64 (mile post 92). Today, traffic levels average 30,000 vehicles per day and that level is predicted to grow to 48,000 vehicles per day by 2030. These volumes coupled with the large number of heavy truck traffic (up to 30% in some sections) will soon compromise safety and traffic mobility on the interstate.
The following PowerPoint presentation details the proposed work and highlights why the project is needed, costs associated with the project, and how IDOT can accomplish the work required to get the project finished. Also included is information of how the project will support jobs for our community.
Any questions can be addressed by calling (618-549-2171) or visiting the IDOT Region 5, District 9 Headquarters at 2801 West Murphysboro Road on the west edge of Carbondale.