New Mississippi River bridge project goes on after hiccup

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 9:45 AM

(KMOV) – A contractor will use its own money to replace a nearly quarter-mile stretch of concrete on a ramp that will carry vehicles toward a Mississippi River bridge being built between St. Louis and Illinois.

Contractors ripped up the road that was supposed to lead from I-55 and I-70 to the new bridge. That’s because it didn’t have the correct slope and could have posed a threat to drivers.

According to IDOT, concrete was laid incorrectly, giving the roadway the wrong slope that could have put drivers in danger.

Officials with contractor Fred Weber Inc. say the issue is their mistake and the company will absorb the cost.

The new bridge would divert Interstate 70 traffic from an existing bridge that’s one of two in the nation to accommodate three freeways.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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