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IDOT construction project starts, stops, and causes traffic delays

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(KMOV.com) – IDOT work in East St. Louis that started and then stopped caused a bad traffic back up Monday on I-64 because officials failed to notify the public.

IDOT is working on a project to add an off ramp from the MLK Bridge to WB I-64. Work began on Monday, but it caused massive back-ups because IDOT forgot to notify the public about the project.

“We missed it, it slipped past us. We didn’t get it out,” said Lora Rensing with MoDOT.

However, a few days later, the project stopped entirely because of bad traffic. IDOT thought lots of motorists would use the Stan Musial Bridge as an alternative, but lots of drivers still chose to navigate on I-64.

Engineers said they hope they can delay the project until the MLK Bridge is open.

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