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I-57, I-64 interchange open at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

All six lanes of the Interstate 57 and Interstate 64 interchange at Mount Vernon are now open for the Thanksgiving weekend, according to Keith Robert, an engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Lane closures for this project started on July 5, 2011 and were slated to be complete by December 1, 2013.

Roberts says they already have seen an increase in traffic backups for this weekend so they went ahead and opened it early for commuters for Thanksgiving weekend.

There will be short lane closures next week to finish up the project.

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