The Missouri Department of Transportation is finalizing plans for continued work on the Congressman Clay Sr Bridge (the Poplar Street Bridge) for this spring and summer.
1 8 p.m. April 24, the department will close a second lane on the westbound Poplar Street Bridge. While the second lane is closed, we will be working on completing the updated driving surface for the westbound Poplar Street Bridge. We will have two lanes closed on the westbound Poplar Street Bridge into July, but the open lanes will change to the lanes with the new driving surface in late May.
We are anticipating completing and opening the new ramp from the westbound PSB to downtown and eastbound I-44 in early May. On May 8, the ramp from the westbound PSB to southbound I-55 and westbound I-44 will close for a month, so crews can complete constructing the new ramp. They will demolish the ramp that weekend. Drivers will be able to use the new ramp to eastbound I-44 and make the U-turn at Washington Avenue to return to westbound I-44 and southbound I-55 during the month while crews are completing the new ramp to the south.