Motorists who use Broadway to get from Alton to East Alton will need to find another way to get from one city to the other. The Westbound lanes will be closed all weekend, and again intermittently through at least July 31. The closure is to allow for work on the bridge across Wood River Creek.
IDOT Engineer Kirk Brown says the work is a continuation of the project that began in the spring when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had the gates removed for rehab.
The contractor will also use the time to construct new concrete abutments just east of the bridge. There will be a clearly marked detour that will re-route traffic to the Berm Highway and back to Broadway.