Road Closure Update - Kampsville Ferry Access Restored

Collinsville– The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announce the opening of temporary Kampsville Ferry access daily between 5 AM and 9 PM beginning Sunday, June 16th. All route changes will occur in Greene County due to the inundation of IL 108 near Hurricane Creek. During these periods, IDOT will operate two ferries to provide maximum access to and from Calhoun County. Due to the nature of these temporary connections, motorcycles and trucks with a Gross Weight greater than 25 Tons will be prohibited. Extensive signage has been placed to guide motorists along the temporary routes:

  • When departing the Ferry in Greene County, traffic will be diverted from IL 108 onto 1000E. Traffic will then be directed to Ruby Lane/325SW and Eldred-Hillview Road back to IL 108. 
  • To approach the Ferry from Greene County, traffic will divert from IL 108 on to Eldred-Hillview Road. Traffic will then be directed to Ruby Lane/325SW and SW900 back to IL 108 near the Ferry landing. 

Restoring critical lifelines, such as transportation corridors, is a key component to the disaster recovery process. The Kampsville Ferry provides social and economic benefits for this community as residents begin their path back to normalcy. 

Given the temporary nature of these roadways, motorists should exercise added caution and reduce travel speeds along the these mostly gravel right of ways. All those traveling in the Metro East should be mindful of the continued impacts of the prolonged flood on area roadways. As waters recede, all roads and bridges will need to be thoroughly cleaned and inspected before safely reopening to traffic. Please observe all road closures and follow all marked detours. 

Since this is a very dynamic situation, please see the IDOT's website: http://www.idot.illinois.gov/home/Comm/emergency-road-closures for the latest information on roadway closures throughout Illinois. Detailed information on the Metro East is also available at http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/stl-traffic/.  For IDOT District 8 updates on Twitter, please follow us at @IDOTDistrict8.