Traffic is flowing again after emergency repairs to the Poplar Street Bridge

News-DemocratSeptember 9, 2013 

Traffic was flowing normally Monday morning on the Poplar Street Bridge after emergency roadwork caused frustration for motorists over the weekend.

The Missouri Department of Transportation had hoped to hold off resurfacing the Poplar Street Bridge until 2016 after the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge was in service. But the asphalt surface of the Poplar Street bridge had peeled up in large patches, making emergency repairs necessary.

According to Jeff Church of the Illinois Department of Transportation, his Missouri counterparts are hopeful the repairs will hold on the Poplar Street Bridge for a couple of years until the permanent fix can be done.

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