SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — The eastbound outside lane of the Gordon Drive Viaduct is closing for bridge repairs.

An inspection from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed cracks on multiple pylons that required attention

The eastbound outside lane and the eastbound to southbound ramp onto Lewis Boulevard will be closing on Wednesday according to the Iowa DOT District 3 Office.

The Iowa DOT said that there will be a detour onto southbound Fairmont Street that will take drivers to southbound Lewis Boulevard.

Dakin Schultz with the Iowa DOT told KCAU 9 that they hope to have the road reopened by the end of the year.

“We’re in the process of working with our bridge office to an emergency repair project for those two piers and we’d like to excute that repair yet this year and re open the viaduct,” said Schultz.

Detour to get to southbound Lewis Boulevard from eastbound Gordon Drive during Viaduct repair.

Map courtesy Iowa DOT