Heavier than normal traffic for #EagleDays this weekend

Posted: 2015/01/16 in MoDOT
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This weekend is the annual Eagle Days event at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that is put on by various agencies on both sides of the river.  This time of the year is when Bald Eagles tend to hang out in this area, usually out feeding on the fish first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon.  With weather expected to be very favorable (highs on Saturday expected to be in the 50s), there is a possibility that a large crowd will attend the event this weekend. Take the Riverview or the Route 3 exits and follow the signs to the parking.

If you are heading over here to view the bald eagles this winter, please do it from the old bridge.  The last thing anyone wants to see is a epic fail thanks to a driver that got distracted at those birds.

The second reason why heavier than normal traffic is expected this weekend comes courtesy of MoDOT:

With this, the only approaches to the Poplar Street Bridge that will be available will be the I-64 approaches.  With this in mind, there will be a lot more truck traffic making the jaunt on 270 and this is not the weekend to have incidents.

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