Heavier than normal traffic expected next two weeks

Posted: 2013/09/09 in construction, IDOT

IDOT has announced lane restrictions for westbound traffic on Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:00 for the river bridge to conduct inspections.  The right lane will be closed during the work, which will not affect eastbound traffic at all.

Starting on Friday expect much heavier than normal traffic for the next two weeks, as there will be major traffic impacts on I-55/70 and I-64 east of the Poplar St. Bridge due to scheduled full closures of the respective highways for construction.  The I-55/70 impacts is just for one weekend, but the I-64 impacts will last for 9 days.  With the unrelated construction still going on I-255 at I-55/70, motorists that normally take I-64 need to take alternate routes to get around St. Louis.

The police activity between Bellefontaine and Lilac has increased considerably in recent weeks.  There has been confirmed reports of the local police department shooting radar between 08:30 to 09:30 daily in that area.  There has recently been an incident of someone being clocked at over 100 miles per hour at Lilac.  The speed limit in that area is 60 MPH, so please respect it.

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