The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that all lanes on the McKinley Bridge in Venice will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24.
The closure is needed to make repairs to road lighting on the bridge. Motorists can use the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge or Interstate 270 to cross the Mississippi River. It is anticipated that the lanes will reopen no later than 6 p.m. The extent of the repairs is unknown so it is possible the bridge could open sooner.
Traffic control devices including variable message signs will be utilized to assist motorists making their way through the work zone. The department asks motorists to be patient and use additional caution when traveling near and through this work zone.
Information on road closures throughout Illinois is available at www.idot.illinois.gov. Information on the Metro East is available at www.stl-traffic.org/. IDOT District 8 updates are on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict8.