Pictured above: This screenshot from a drone video taken by YouTube user Stl Silver Fox shows the JB Bridge from above.
Drivers heading into Illinois will want to avoid using the Jefferson Barracks Bridge and Interstate 255 during weekdays for the next two weeks, as the Missouri Department of Transportation is closing two lanes on the bridge.
Two eastbound lanes will be closed across the bridge over the Mississippi River between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily Mondays through Thursdays the weeks of Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. All lanes will be open for the evening rush hour.
Crews will be making repairs to an expansion joint on the bridge during this work.
In addition, crews will have the bridge completely closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 for this work. All eastbound traffic will have to exit at Koch Road.
Drivers heading into Illinois should use the Poplar Street Bridge or Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to avoid weekday congestion and to detour around the weekend closure.