St. Louis river bridge's planned upgrades spur closures

4 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 19 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015 9:11:00 AM CDT June 19, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Drivers hoping to use a St. Louis bridge to drive across the Mississippi River from Missouri into Illinois may need to pursue another option.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says eastbound lanes of the Martin Luther King Bridge will be closed this weekend from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday to allow for the installation of scaffolding for upcoming repair work.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that more nighttime closures involving the bridge are expected next week.

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