EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – One of the two outer lanes of eastbound Interstate 55/64 near the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed until October to repair expansion joints and resurface the bridge that carries traffic over Trendley Avenue in East St. Louis.

Illinois Department of Transportation crews will close the lane on Feb. 22. The two inside lanes of the interstate will remain open during the work. Drivers should expect delays when traveling near the closure.

The lane closure is part of a $29.8 million project funded by Rebuild Illinois that aims to rehabilitate bridges in the area. Overall, Rebuild Illinois plans to improve more than 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck over the next six years.

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