If you travel Interstate 270 across the Mississippi River, you may soon have an easier go of it.  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 should see some new scenery later this week.


IDOT Engineer Jeff Church:

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He says the ramp from southbound Illinois Route 3 to westbound I-270 is also scheduled to open Friday.  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: http://www.dot.il.gov/projects.html#District_8


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