All MLK lanes will be closed later this year

News-DemocratMay 23, 2014 

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Don't get too attached to using the Martin Luther King Bridge over the Mississippi while work is done on the Poplar Street Bridge. The Illinois Department of Transportation will close the MLK in both directions starting sometime this fall.

It will be reopen on March 24, 2015 -- just in time for the Missouri Department of Transportation to expand ramp and lane closures on the Poplar.

IDOT and MODOT are holding a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday under the Poplar Street Bridge to discuss details about the Closures over the next few months.

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