Cardinal fans heading to Winter Warm-up will need to avoid I-70. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes downtown between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8:00 tonight. The lanes are being closed to begin work on the Park Over the Highway project that will expand the reach of the Gateway Arch.
When finished, the project will allow visitors to the Arch or the Old Courthouse to visit either attraction without having to cross a roadway. All interstate lanes are projected to reopen by 5:00 a.m. Monday.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.