As part of the almost $700 million New Mississippi River Bridge Project, Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that $25 million would be be invested in the Poplar Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Bridge connector project.

“I am strongly committed to the New Mississippi River Bridge project, including the Poplar Street Bridge and MLK Connector, which will reduce traffic for the thousands of motorists that use these bridges daily,” Governor Pat Quinn said. “Today’s $25 million investment is an example of what we can achieve working together to improve life for the people of Illinois. I want to thank Missouri, IDOT, MODOT, the East-West Gateway Council and legislative leaders from both sides of the Mississippi River for their outstanding regional cooperation to move this project forward.”

It is unclear, at this time, how much land will be necessary to complete this sub-project.

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