IDOT is planning more lane closures that may impact your daily commute. Beginning Friday, there will be daily lane closures on US 67 in Alton between Broadway and 7th Street, which is the intersection next to the bus station. The closures will run from 7am-5pm daily, and will last until Thursday, May 23, weather permitting.

Crews will be performing pavement repairs in that location. If you travel Route 3 in the Hartford area, the inside northbound lane will be closed throughout next week to perform guardrail repairs. The outside lane will remain open throughout the week. Both jobs are weather permitting. Drivers are reminded to reduce speed, be alert for changing conditions, obey all construction signage, and refrain from using mobile devices while approaching and traveling through the work zone. You may also want to use an alternate route if possible.

But there is some good news from MoDOT:

Two westbound I-255 lanes across the Mississippi reopening by Friday a.m. rush

St. LOUIS – After receiving results from extensive laboratory tests, the Missouri Department of Transportation has determined that the westbound I-255 bridge across the Mississippi will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday morning.

Crews will reopen two of the lanes across the bridge by 5 a.m. Friday, May 17.  The bridge can be repaired while under traffic, but all repairs are weather dependent. Any damp weather could impact the schedule. At this time, MoDOT anticipates being able to keep two lanes open westbound between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. weekdays, with at least one lane open the remainder of the time during repairs.

The bridge will be safe to travel upon when lanes open. 

MoDOT will restrict oversize and overweight loads on the bridge until all needed repairs are complete.

Personnel and equipment from both MoDOT and IDOT as well as two private companies will continue to work on the bridge to make all needed repairs.

MoDOT continues to coordinate with various partners, including the Illinois Department of Transportation, emergency responders, and local construction teams to get the bridge open to traffic as soon as safely possible.

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