Once more the ramp that takes traffic from eastbound Interstate 72 to northbound I-172 will be closed Thursday.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that the ramp will be closed so that crews can resurface the shoulders of the ramp.

IDOT officials say the resurfacing will begin about 9 a.m. Thursday and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m.

Again, eastbound motorists are directed to detour to I-72 Exit 10 at Hull, where they can crossover and reenter the interstate westbound to 172.