Clark Bridge restrictions mean heavier than normal morning peak expected tomorrow

Posted: 2015/06/21 in congestion
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Last night, MoDOT has shut down the southbound lanes of 67 just south of the Clark Bridge due to the flooding.  The Mississippi River is at 30.3 feet at Alton at this time and expected to crest just shy of 31 feet tomorrow.  This means that people out of the River Bend cannot use the Clark Bridge during the morning peak, and there is no expectation of MoDOT switching the northbound lanes to two-way traffic at this time.  This means starting tomorrow morning and lasting the next few days that there will be more traffic than normal during the morning peak, and this could lead to delays.  If you plan on using this section of 270, you are better off getting on from 111 or 255 as opposed from Route 3 or Old Alton Road.  This also means that this is not a good time for an epic fail to occur on this section of 270, as all the northerly alternate routes are off-limits should things go wrong during the morning peak.

UPDATE 22:00 – MoDOT will be switching the northbound lanes to two-way traffic, but it will not occur before 15:00 Monday.  Regardless, expect heavier than normal peak periods for a few days, especially for the morning peak on Monday.

Want to go southbound on this bridge out of Alton for the morning peak?  Plan on a different bridge.

Want to go southbound on this bridge out of Alton for the morning peak? Plan on a different bridge.

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