If you travel Interstate 270 across the Mississippi River, you should watch for some nightly lane closures.  IDOT has been performing an overhaul on the bridges over the Mississippi River and the Chain of Rocks Canal, so traffic going to Missouri from Illinois will have to deal with closures between 9pm and 5am through Thursday as crews work to remove bridge deck forms.

 

IDOT Engineer Barry Gibbs says once the work wraps up, disposing of the old bridge structure may be a bit of a spectacle

 

Click here for Gibbs' comments

 

The eastbound lanes of the “New” I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge should be opened by the end of September, weather permitting.  You can find the latest information about all of the projects planned for the metro-east by following the link on this story at AltonDailyNews.com.

               

http://www.dot.il.gov/projects.html#District_8

 

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