This is just the worst possible news for anyone who has to drive from Illinois to St. Louis, MoDOT readying plans to shut down most of the Poplar Street Bridge to "start trying to make it better." We've lived through how many years of backups along 64/40 and that bridge? And now that the new I-70 bridge has been completed we learn there will be another huge traffic tie up for who knows how long? The new bridge was supposed to get a bunch of traffic off the Poplar but we still have to ruin every day''s commute?
How many years has it been since drivers could just go unimpeded from the Metro East to St. Louis and back again? I can't stand it.