I-57 bridge over Mississippi River to close for work - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

I-57 bridge over Mississippi River to close for work


The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be closing Interstate 57 to traffic for 3 days in order to make bridge repairs.

According to IDOT, the I-57 bridge over the Mississippi River from Missouri to Illinois will be closed to north and southbound traffic from Tuesday, Aug. 16 to Thursday, August 18.

Marked detour routes will be in place for north and southbound traffic:

  • NB: I-55 in Missouri, MO 74 (through Cape Girardeau), IL 146, IL 3, I-57
  • SB: IL 3 (Exit 1), IL 146, MO 74 (through Cape Girardeau), I-55.

The detours are expected to be congested with high traffic volumes and delays. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes.

According to MoDot, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is another detour option. For more information on the ferry visit their website.

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