Metro-East News

IDOT planning overnight closures on MLK Bridge

The Illinois Department of Transportation is scheduled to start construction work on Friday on the Martin Luther King Bridge.

Eastbound lanes are planned to be closed to all traffic from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, IDOT said.

Overnight closures are planned during next week as well.

Eastbound lanes are scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. each evening to 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting, IDOT said.

Workers plan to install scaffolding in advance of the upcoming work to repair the bridge.

A marked detour will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone, IDOT said.