Delays are expected beginning next week on the Poplar Street Bridge for critical repairs needed to the eastbound lanes, the Illinois Department of Transportation said.
IDOT announced that the right two lanes of Interstate 55/64 eastbound will be closing to perform critical repairs to the bridge surface of one of the bridges on the Illinois side. The right two lanes will be closed in the early morning hours of Monday, June 10, and are expected to be reopened by Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
In Missouri, the Marion Street entrance ramp to Interstate 55 northbound and the right lane of Interstate 55 northbound approaching the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed as well.
Extensive delays are expected at this location during weekday evening rush hours, and motorists are urged to plan accordingly and use alternate routes including the I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate forms of transportation including carpooling and public transportation. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.
The contractor on this project is Keeley & Sons, Inc., of East St. Louis.
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