This evening, Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m., IDOT and MoDOT crews will close the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana in Pike County due to flooding in Illinois.

Motorists traveling into Illinois will be detoured over US 61 and 36 to the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal, US 61/24 to the Quincy Bayview Bridge at West Quincy or south to St. Louis. Lighted message signs are being placed on US 36 and 61 at Hannibal, US 61 and 54 near Bowling Green,  and at Atlas, Illinois to advise motorists of the road closure. Motorists will need to follow the detoured routes or consider other local routes to the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal. Crews will open the roadway as soon as the water recedes and has been cleared for safe travel.

With water over several northeast Missouri roads, motorists are encouraged to check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map at or call 1-888 ASK MODOT (888-275-6636) before starting a trip to the area.