Get ready to use a different path of you use the Martin Luther King Bridge to get from St. Louis back to Illinois. IDOT will be closing all eastbound lanes this weekend beginning at 8:00 tonight, and running through 6:00 Monday morning. There will also be nightly lane closures from 8pm through 6am the following morning beginning Monday night and running through the rest of the month.
The closures are necessary to install scaffolding in advance of upcoming repair work. IDOT Engineer Joe Gasaway tells The Big Z they are getting ready to embark on an ambitious project.
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Motorists will be rerouted to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Gasaway says much of the construction on the Poplar Street Bridge, which is a MoDot project, should be done by the time the full closure of the MLK Bridge goes into effect next month.