MLK Jr. Bridge closure starts on Monday, to last two months

MLK Jr. Bridge closure starts on Monday, to last two months

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Starting on Monday the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge will be closed for two months for repairs.

The east side won't be cut off completely from the rest of the city but it might feel that way depending on where you are going.

The city recommends drivers use the Craig Bridge as a detour until the MLK Jr. is open again at the end of  November and they are encouraging people to support downtown and east Toledo businesses during the closure.

The bridge must be closed to allow Toledo Waterways Initiative workers to install an 84-inch pipe connecting a combined sewer overflow to a 5.2-million-gallon storage basin under International Park.

The project was originally to be completed by tunneling under Main Street in East Toledo, which would have allowed the bridge to remain open, but that plan was changed for safety and engineering reasons.

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