Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge repair delays
METROPOLIS, Ill - Repairs will be conducted to the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis and Paducah today, limiting westbound traffic to 35 MPH for much of the day today.
Emergency roadway repairs will create a traffic shift near the Illinois end of the bridge to complete repairs as traffic crossing the bridge is already restricted to one lane for bridge maintenance work.
Westbound motorists should be prepared for traffic backups approaching the bridge at Illinois mile point 38.5 and Kentucky mile point 0.0.
To avoid delays, motorists are advised to take the US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge, which is only restricted to vehicles 8 ft wide. This excludes most commercial trucks.