There are no plans to convert the upper lanes of U.S. 67 in West Alton to two-way traffic, according to a MoDot spokesman. With the lower lanes of U.S. 67 underwater on the Missouri side of the bridge, MoDot officials are at the mercy of the river that will slowly fall once it crests on Thursday.
MoDOT spokesman Lisa Kuntz tells The Big Z they have had to close even more of the roadway:
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The detour had run from the bridge to Highway 94 where traffic was shifted to the lower lanes. The Mississippi River is supposed to crest in Alton Thursday. Current predictions show the river dropping below flood stage late next week. Meanwhile, residents of West Alton who had not already done so were urged to evacuate the small town on Tuesday after flood water overtopped a levee.