ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Lane shifts scheduled to happen this week on the Poplar Street Bridge are being postponed until next week because of the cold weather.

The work is now expected to start on the eastbound side Tuesday.

When it’s all said and done, the far left lane, eastbound, will be closed for the next year. The right lane will be closed until sometime in February.

Crews on Thursday are scheduled to do the same thing to the westbound lanes — closing the far left, westbound lane for the next year.

The plan is to widen the bridge this spring, filling in a new eastbound lane.

Previous reporting:

Drivers who use the Poplar Street Bridge will need to pay attention this week.

Crews will be shifting lanes around, getting ready for the next step to widen the bridge.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says the plan is to start shifting barriers Tuesday night on the eastbound lanes. The left lane eastbound will be closed for most of 2018, and the right lane for a couple months.

Later this week, crews will shift lanes westbound, leaving the far left lane westbound closed until next December.

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