METROPOLIS — The Illinois Department of Transportation says lane closures will begin next week on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge in Metropolis so crews can perform the bi-annual inspection of bridge.

The closures will start Monday, March 4 and run through Thursday, March 7and again Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction site as quickly as possible.

You are encouraged to seek alternate routes while this work is underway.