Commuter alert: MLK bridge closings planned this week

News-DemocratOctober 7, 2013 

Metro-east commuters who use the Martin Luther King Bridge to get to St. Louis may need to take another route this week, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting, to westbound traffic so workers can inspect the bridge prior to planned repairs.

The closure will flip to the eastbound lanes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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