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Downtown highway/bridge construction on schedule

The center span of the New Mississippi River Bridge will be set in place in June 2013.  The bridge is set to open early in 2014. The center span of the New Mississippi River Bridge will be set in place in June 2013. The bridge is set to open early in 2014. Image source: NewRiverBridge.org

All of the street, bridge and interstate improvements planned for downtown St. Louis are on track to be finished on time.  That was the message from Missouri and Illinois transportation engineers when they briefed the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Wednesday.  

   High water on the Mississippi River has caused some delays for crews building the new River Bridge, but project officials say the work continues and they still expect to finish by early next year.  

   Some of the other projects planned for downtown St. Louis over the next two years include the park that will cap the I-70 depressed lanes, new ramps connecting I-70 and I-55 to the Poplar Street Bridge and a year-long resurfacing project on the MLK bridge.

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