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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2009


Contact:


Jeffery Church  (618) 346-3116
John Scheibal  (618) 346-3353


MLK Bridge Opening - East St. Louis, IL

MLK BRIDGE, October 20, 2009 - The Illinois Department of Transportation is pleased to announce today that all lanes of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Bridge will be open to traffic by late Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use extra caution when traveling through the area, as the traffic lanes have been changed to include only one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes.

The contractor on the project is Keeley & Sons, Inc. of East St. Louis, Illinois. John Scheibal is the Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation in this area. You may contact him at 618/346-3353.
 

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