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May 24, 2006 12:00 AM
MoDOT Will Close I-64 at Compton Ave. Bridge On
June 2 and Re-open June 5




ST. LOUIS – Beginning 7 p.m. Friday, June 2  the Missouri Department of Transportation with its contractor, Fred Weber, Inc., will close I-64 in both directions for the demolition of the Compton Ave. Bridge.  I-64 will be closed all weekend between Ewing St. to the east and Grand Blvd. to the west and will re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, June 5. 


     I-64 will be closed after the Friday baseball game begins.  This closure will be in affect during the entire weekend.  Game traffic exiting Busch Stadium will need to take alternate routes to leave downtown St. Louis.  


Primary alternate routes: 

  •       Motorists should take I-70 or I-44. 

I-64 Alternate Detour Routes:   

  •       Eastbound I-64 traffic will be detoured onto eastbound Bernard St. to the eastbound Market Street to south Ewing Ave. to eastbound I-64.   
  • Westbound I-64 will be detoured at Forest Park Ave. to southbound Grand Blvd. to westbound    I-64.

     The demolition is part of Compton Ave. Bridge replacement project.   Compton Ave. will be closed from Market St. to  Spruce St.  


     The purpose of the Compton Ave. and Market St. Bridge replacement project is to replace these two aging bridges.  The bridge replacement project includes replacing the bridges and providing wider sidewalks.  The Compton-Market intersection will have marked crosswalks and pedestrian signals.  Both bridges will incorporate the aesthetic guidelines established for the new I-64 corridor. 


     Access to and from local businesses will be maintained via detours during construction. 


     For north/south access to and from downtown, motorists may use Jefferson Blvd. to the east and Grand Blvd. to the west during construction.  After completion the bridges and interchange will function the same as it does today.  The $11 million project is scheduled to be complete by October 2006.


     For more information on the project, please visit http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/i64comptonandmarket.htm.


     Editor’s Note:  The Compton/Market Reconstruction Bridge project is not a part of the New I-64 project   The New I-64 project is located west of the Compton/Market Reconstruction Bridge project starting at Sarah Street and going west to Spoede Road.  Construction on the New I-64 is scheduled to begin on this major overhaul in early 2007 and be complete by October 2010.




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