Every spring summer and fall MoDOT closes lanes on the Poplar and this year is more of the same. Beginning Friday night 2 westbound lanes of the bridge will be closed for repaving.
"In addition, the ramp from Illinois 3 to the westbound PSB will be closed. Drivers in Sauget who want to go westbound will need to make a U-turn at Barack Obama Avenue to get onto westbound I-64, MoDOT said.
In the section in Illinois where the westbound PSB is split, one right lane is set to be closed on both the northern and southern sections of the bridge. Once the bridges join across the Mississippi River, the two right lanes will be closed on the bridge."
The two right lanes on the bridge are expected to be closed for about a month; crews will then shift work to the two left lanes for a month, MoDOT said. During the work to construct the new driving surface, drivers should be aware of shifting traffic.
Make of this what you will, I just know it will be a real traffic mess.