ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Route 3 from the Cape "Y" south to Gale, Illinois opened shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29.
According to Keith Miley with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the roadway was scheduled to open at noon.
A crew with Heartland News was at the Cape "Y" and observed traffic being allowed to travel through the area about an hour earlier than first scheduled.
This section of Route 3 in Alexander County has been closed June 15 due flooding from the Mississippi River.
IDOT crews spent much of Monday morning removing debris left behind from floodwaters.
Route 3 from the Cape "Y" north to McClure was reopened Friday, July 26.