| |
St. Louis District Facebook Twitter Flickr Blog YouTube RSS

Local News Releases



Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

May 10, 2012 08:07 AM
Tips to navigate through I-64 lane closures downtown

 

ST. LOUIS - As work continues on a project to replace much of the driving surface on the I-64 double deck structure downtown this year, the Missouri Department of Transportation offers the following tips to help minimize the potential impacts.

Work started last week on westbound I-64.  One lane is closed around the clock, with a second lane closing during non-peak traffic periods. However, because traffic on the double deck structure is directional, just because its rush hour doesn't mean it's a peak traffic period in that direction.

"We know that this work causes inconvenience, which is why we have made the decision to get this work completed before the end of the year. That will require people altering how they commute. If possible, people should shift their working hours, telecommute, use MetroLink or MetroBus  services, or use one of the other local bridges into downtown," said Deanna Venker, MoDOT Area Engineer for St. Louis City.

Here are some other tips to avoid delays:

  • The peak traffic period on westbound I-64 is between 5:30 and 9 a.m. weekdays. The rest of the time up to two lanes may be closed on westbound I-64.
  • The peak traffic period on eastbound I-64 is between 2:30 and 7 p.m. weekdays. The rest of the time up to two lanes may be closed on eastbound I-64.
  • Watch the message boards. During high levels of congestions, MoDOT and IDOT will put messages on either overhead boards or roadside boards to encourage drivers to take different routes.

"Not everyone is able to make adjustments to their routes or schedules. If you can make those adjustments, though, please do so. That way it opens the roadway up for people who can't," said Venker.

###

Links to related information:

 
District Map
St. Louis District
spacer
Traveler Information
Traveler Map
Gateway Guide
map
call, cell, mobile, phone iconText Alerts - Sign Up!
spacer
Quick Links
Your Local Area Engineer
Report A Road Concern
Mississippi River Bridge
I-270 North
Route 364
I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge
On the Move
spacer
Your Local MoDOT
Get your local district information.
Districts Map
Northwest Northeast Kansas City Central St. Louis Southwest Southeast
About Us
How Do I...
Contact Us
Missouri Department of Transportation
Central Office
105 W. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65102
1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636)
1-866-831-6277 (Motor Carrier Services)
Drivers License Offices
horz_bar
| | |
Missouri State Government
 
© 2013 Missouri Department of Transportation. All Rights Reserved.   Privacy Policy.
 
 
Facebook Twitter Flickr Blog YouTube Franklin Northwest Northeast Kansas City Central St. Louis Southwest Southeast iTunes Android