Both directions of Martin Luther King Bridge to close Monday - KMOV.com

Both directions of Martin Luther King Bridge to close Monday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will close both directions of the Martin Luther King Bridge for four months starting Monday.

The bridge is scheduled to close at 9 a.m. and remain closed until November 24. 

IDOT officials said the closure is taking place so crews can replace a portion of the bridge deck in the truss span.

While the bridge is under construction, IDOT officials suggest drivers use the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate route over the river.

IDOT originally said the $16 million construction project would start on July 6 but moved it back after construction on the Poplar Street Bridge was not complete

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