Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

* Chester Bridge Work Begins

Route 51 in Perry County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This is the Chester Bridge, which goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois.

Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 4 through Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  (From June 15 to 17 and July 2 to 4 no work will be performed and will have no lights.)

For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit

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