Metro-East News

IDOT to close an East St. Louis ramp to I-55/64

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 55/64 from St. Clair Avenue in East St. Louis is scheduled to be closed.

The closure is scheduled to begin Saturday, and is related to the rehabilitation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, IDOT said.

A marked detour utilizing St. Clair Avenue, 18th Street, Baugh Avenue, and the westbound Interstate 64 entrance ramp will be in place to guide motorists around the closure, IDOT said.