From KMOV traffic this morning:
"Road construction on 64WB snarling morning commute on approach to downtown bridges."
I knew this was coming and we drove through the lane closures late yesterday afternoon. IDOT is continuing MoDOT's practice of jamming up the westbound Poplar by closing the two left lanes leading to the bridge from just past the 64/55-70 split. This led to many drivers being taken by surprise yesterday resulting in a lot of sudden weaving from left to right and back again.
I really feel for Illinois people who work in Missouri and have to drive this every day. We have many seminary staffers who do this and the stress of the commute is difficult. You can either leave two hours early in order to miss the jams or sit in traffic and be late for work. Whatever the choice it's no fun.
It's easy to say, take the Musial/Veterans bridge but then you're crawling along on surface street traffic stopping at red light after red light. With the King Bridge shut down there is no good alternative.