The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that U.S. 50 between Business U.S. 50 and Illinois Route 1 north of Lawrenceville will close for a three hour period Thursday evening. The road will be completely closed to traffic between 6 and 9 p.m. IDOT officials say the closure is necessary for emergency pavement repairs in a construction zone. Eastbound U.S. 50 traffic will be diverted at Illinois Route 1 and will use Business U.S. 50 through Lawrenceville.