I guess Opening Day for baseball is also the official start of spring and a perfect storm of a date for all the state departments of transportation to begin going full bore with highway and road construction.
For Illinois drivers....ugh....
IDOT will be closing lanes east and west bound on 55/70 beginning at 157 (Collinsville) and ending at 270. Drivers probably won't know what part of the roadway will be closed at any particular time or day.
And, according to the electronic message board along Vandalia in Collinsville, there will be only one lane for traffic beginning today. That's one lane for both directions which means one direction will have to wait for a flagman to let cars going in the other direction to get through and then stop them to allow the others to move.
There's no accountability from IDOT or MoDOT or any DOT to the public. They do what they want when they want.