For better or worse, it looks like that Mississippi River Bridge plan I posted on the other day is a done deal. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich signed off on the deal this morning. I think this bridge is important for the future of our region, but this four-lane design is going to come back on us in the end. But seeing as how I am not the governor of either state and haven absolutely no influence over either one of them, I suppose I’ll have to be satisfied with what we’re going to get. Maybe we can convince them to put a lid over Memorial Drive while their at it.
For more details on the signed deal check out this St. Louis Post Dispatch article.