Motorists who use the Poplar Street Bridge will be impacted by a lane closure on the bridge complex through most of this afternoon. The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the left lane of the eastbound I-55/70/64 connector-distributor starting at 6 am. The closure will remain in effect until at least 4 p.m. as pavement patching and bridge joint repairs are performed.
During the closure, traffic control devices will be implemented and deployed to allow traffic to safely pass through the work zone. IDOT encourages motorists to consider alternate routes if necessary and to exercise caution by reducing speed and avoiding distracted driving while traveling through the work zone.