The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 on the double deck structure tonight. Here are a few of the particulars from MoDOT to help you choose your path of travel tonight:
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's top four lawmakers have reached a deal to keep seven state facilities open until June.
Quinn had targeted mental health centers and centers and developmentally disabled, as well as a prison in Lincoln, for closure, saying the legislature had failed to appropriate enough money to operate them for the entire year. The closures could have resulted in nearly 2,000 layoffs.
Motorists, if you're anywhere near the following areas in St. Louis this weekend, you may want to find an alternate way to your destination. All of the following information comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation:
After tomorrow morning, drivers who frequent the intersection of Ladue Rd. and Route 141 will have to find a new way to get to work.
The Missouri Department of Transportation confirmed on Wednesday that they will shut down Ladue Rd. just east of 141 (Woods Mill) after the morning rush. The closure will allow crews to connect Ladue to the new Route 141 interchange, which has been moved and raised out of a floodplain.
Arbitrator Edwin Benn ruled Monday that Quinn's plan would violate his agreement with a major union. The Democratic governor signed a deal last year that promised no layoffs or closures if the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees agreed to various cost-cutting measures.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford and WBEZ's Sam Hudzik was used in this story.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will need to lay off 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities to live within a budget sent to him by the General Assembly.
"Decisions made by members of the General Assembly I may or may not agree with, but once they have adopted their budget, it is now the law of our state," Quinn told reporters in Chicago today. "We have to implement this in a responsible manner."
A Missouri National Guard member stages vehicles at the Cape Girardeau armory in preparation for possible use in state emergency duty. More than 200 Missouri Guard members were activated in anticipation of possible flooding in the southern portion of Mo.
Credit (via Flickr/The National Guard/M. Queiser/Missouri National Guard)