The absurdity of IDOT knows no bounds this year. Not only have they shut down the MLK bridge until December, two WB lanes approaching the Poplar for who knows how long, and now they've closed a portion of WB 64 through East St. Louis Until spring of 2016. They've pretty much made it as frustrating as they can for drivers heading into St. Louis to work.
I'd suggest head over the river on a Sunday and get a hotel room.
Had to laugh though, KMOV gave some suggested alternatives for morning commuters coming from Illinois. There was really only one for those traveling from Belleville, O'Fallon, Swansea, Fairview-consider the JB bridge. They could take the Musial I suppose, but Dale did this yesterday and it was backed up mainly because everything else had lane closures.
Oh sure. Take the JB and end up on 270, the absolute worst interstate for travel in the entire area. This is ridiculous.