Interstate 57

An elderly truck driver died in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County.

Illinois State Police say the coroner pronounced the 75-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee dead on the scene at milepost 63 on Interstate 57.

Construction will begin Friday on Interstate 57 in Union County. 

Vehicle Fire on Interstate 57

Apr 23, 2020

UPDATE: 5:30PM 4/23

State Police say all lanes of Interstate 57 are back open. 

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A vehicle fire on Interstate 57 northbound is delaying traffic. 

Semi Overturned on I-57 South of Benton

Apr 21, 2020

UPDATE: 3:15 PM

One person was not hurt after a semi roll-over on Interstate 57 this morning. 

A semi accident closed down a portion of the northbound lanes of I-57 just north of Marion Monday night.

Illinois State Police say the driver of the semi, 26-year old Zachary Daughtery of Tennessee, was reaching for something in the cab and ran the truck and flatbed trailer off the road.  The semi overturned... spilling a load of plywood.

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Illinois State Police say the occupants of a small airplane were not injured when the aircraft landed on Interstate 57 in Pulaski County Monday night.

The two pilots of a Cessna 150 were on approach to land at Cairo airport when the plane experienced an engine failure.

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State and federal lawmakers from Missouri have unveiled a plan to turn two highways into Interstate 57.

The goal of the Future I-57 project is to connect Chicago to Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Illinois State Police are stepping up efforts to make Interstate 57 as safe as possible.

The Trooper in a Truck detail is now on out on I-57.

IDOT Will Be Busy Expanding I-57.

May 7, 2018

With road construction season ramping up drivers on I-57 in southern Illinois will be seeing a lot of road work.  Carrie Nelson, IDOT District 9 Program Development Engineer says the goal is to make I-57 safer.  IDOT plans to install a cable median barrier in Jefferson county, which should be completed sometime next year.  Nelson says another project in the works, is expanding  I-57 to  six lanes from the I-24 junction south of Marion to Mt.

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Illinois State Police say tractor-trailers collided Tuesday morning on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

Troopers say the accident occurred at 10:23 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate at milepost 85.

Federal funding is headed to Illinois to help with improvements along Interstate 57 in Williamson County.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is receiving 7.6 million dollars through the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER grant program.

A Metro East man died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 57 in southern Illinois.

Illinois State Police say 57-year-old Wayne Maxwell of O'Fallon was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash in the northbound lanes of I-57 at milepost 47.

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Four semis were involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 57 Thursday afternoon.

Illinois State Police say the four vehicles were traveling north in the right lane on I-57 north of milepost 43 in Williamson County.

Illinois State Police are investigating a crash this morning along Interstate 57 that killed one person and injured two others.