CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A road in the southwest part of Champaign is closed after the pavement buckled on Tuesday.

The pavement failure happened on eastbound Curtis Road near the intersection with Mattis Avenue, across from the Carle on Curtis hospital. The buckling stretched across the entire width of eastbound Curtis, necessitating the closure of the road between Mattis and Freedom Boulevard. Westbound Curtis is undamaged.

Pavement repairs are expected to begin on Wednesday. Drivers will need to take an alternate route of travel while repairs are made.