Motorists who use Route 3/Broadway to get from Alton to East Alton will experience some challenges beginning Wednesday. The westbound lanes will be closed intermittently starting tomorrow and lasting through at least mid-March. The closure is to allow for work near the bridge across Wood River Creek.

IDOT Engineer Kirk Brown says the project includes a full closure of the westbound lanes on February 19 and February 20.

Brown comments

The gates he refers to are the flood gates on either end of the bridge.  The contractor will also use the time to construct new concrete abutments just east of the bridge.

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