Mark Kern

Re-routing I-70
5:50 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Metro East officials fight to keep Mo. bridge ramp open

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says closing an eastbound ramp to the Poplar Street Bridge would cut off traffic from East St. Louis.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Plans to re-route Interstate 70 over the new Mississippi River Bridge are facing a roadblock from stakeholders in the Metro East. The $55 million project includes eliminating the east-bound ramp that connects Interstates 70 and 44 to the Poplar Street Bridge.

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern told the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Wednesday that cutting access to the bridge would strangle an already struggling economy.

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Boeing
4:24 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Boeing starts production at new Mascoutah, Ill. facility

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Assembly and sub-assembly on the Globemaster program will soon move into production at Boeing's new manufacturing plant in Mascoutah, Ill. (via Flickr/Armchair Aviator)

Boeing announced today that they're moving into production at their new site in Mascoutah, Ill., the St. Louis Business Journal reports.

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