Memorial Bridge opens today

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:52 AM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - After months of construction, the Memorial Bridge is finally reopening for traffic.

Traffic had been restricted to the Bayview Bridge since April, causing delays and concerns among drivers.

“It’s a lot more scarier when you have all those people on the bridge,” Shakia Horton said. “It’s just been a really crazy rollercoaster having to deal with the bridge like this.”

Traffic was typically very heavy from around 3:30 to 6 p.m. due to many people getting off of work. Drivers found themselves delayed for up to 30 minutes sometimes. Gas station attendants noted that the traffic delay made it difficult for drivers to enter and exit parking lots due to the crowded highway.

Illinois Department of Transportation Officials say the bridge will open between noon and the end of the day.

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