Downtown drivers should be aware that a section of Interstate 44 will be impassable all this weekend.
Cities and towns short on extra cash could get state help to improve street safety and other infrastructure issues.
The $18 million project included the replacement of bridges at Taylor, Newstead, Tower Grove and Boyle, plus construction of a new intersection at Tower Grove and Boyle.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.
There’s no need to worry about getting in and out of downtown in the depressed lanes this morning.
The U.S. Senate left D.C. for its week-long 4th of July break without voting on a bill that would replenish the fund for six months, with a price tag of $9 billion.
Traffic to the north will be shifted after the ramp reopens.
The ramp from eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 to Memorial will be closed for a few days this week.
A project to ease congestion on I-64/40 in West County will start this fall.
Drivers can use the Stan Musial Bridge, Interstates 270 or 170, or MetroLink as alternates to avoid the work area altogether.