PRIDE St. Louis Executive Director Jim LaMantia says the only reason to celebrate a jobless figure of around 20 percent is that it was up to 35 percent during the Great Recession.
MoDOT expects to open the westbound portion of the bridge by late summer.
Click the link to see a list of projects planned for the Metro-East.
The University City Council approved the conditional use permit for the Loop Trolley Project, meaning construction can begin.
Motorists are advised to use Route 370 or Route 364 as alternate Missouri River crossings.
The measure would eliminate the wage used by cities, counties and other government entities to pay for construction projects.
The ramp connects westbound Interstate 55-70 to the bridge but when it was was inspected, the cross slope was off.
Illinois Jobs Now, the program that was enacted in 2009, runs out in the middle of next year.
All EB I-64 ramps between Jefferson and PSB will be shut down all weekend.
St. Louis-area commuters who use the Eads Bridge may want to consider alternatives for the next three years.