Drivers who need to use I-70 downtown will be looking for alternative routes this weekend. MoDOT shut down eastbound lanes of the interstate from Pine Street to the Poplar Street Bridge Friday night. Crews will be removing a retaining wall near Walnut Street.
Lanes will remain shut down or restricted until late Monday afternoon. Traffic will be detoured to Memorial Drive.
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.