Route 50 Road Construction Scheduled Near Lebanon; Plan Alternate Route

Road Construction AheadRoad construction is planned for Route 50 coming into Lebanon, which will affect travel to and from the McKendree University campus (including the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts). Drivers who take Route 50 between IL Rt. 4 and O’Fallon can expect lane restrictions. We have been informed of an anticipated start date of Apr. 15. Anticipated hours of construction are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be patient, expect delays or plan an alternate route, and allow extra travel time.

Visitors coming to campus from eastbound Route 50 may detour to Interstate 64 eastbound and exit to IL Route 4 north. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left (north) at the stop sign. Travel north on Route 4 approximately 4 miles to Lebanon. To get to campus, turn left onto St. Louis Street (at the stoplight at the top of the hill), then turn right onto Alton Street (at the stop sign by the entryway monument).

Visitors coming to Lebanon from the north (Madison County) should take Route 4 south to St. Louis St.

The projected completion date for the Rt. 50 road construction is the end of December, weather permitting. We will continue to keep you informed, based on the best available information we have at the time.

Remember, Illinois State law prohibits the use of cell phones in a construction zone, whether workers are present or not.

For more information, visit: IDOT Work Zones


Road Construction Ahead