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Linda Wilson, 314-453-5063

June 12, 2012 12:18 PM
Lane and Ramp Closures Scheduled for I-70/Earth City Bridge Repairs
Traffic Impacts Two Weekends in June and One in July

ST CHARLES - Repairs to the Interstate 70 bridge over Earth City Expressway will impact traffic two weekends in June and one in July, weather permitting.  On each of the three weekends, two lanes will be closed on I-70 and various ramps will be closed.  The lanes that remain open will be narrowed and the speed limit will be reduced. The repairs to the I-70 bridge over Earth City Expressway are included in the Missouri Department of Transportation's contract for work on the I-70 Blanchette Bridge with Walsh Construction Co.

            The I-70 bridge over Earth City Expressway schedule will include closures beginning at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday for each of the following weekends:

• June 22-24 - two lanes closed eastbound I-70, and the closure of eastbound I-70 exit to Earth City north and the ramp from Earth City south to eastbound I-70.  The weekend includes a Verizon Amphitheatre concert on Friday with REO/Styx/Nugent.

• June 29-July 1 - two lanes closed westbound I-70, and the closure of westbound I-70 exit to Earth City south and the ramp from Earth City north to westbound I-70.  The weekend includes a Verizon Amphitheatre concert on Friday with Lady Antebellum.

• July 20-22 - two lanes closed each direction on I-70, and all of the cloverleaf ramps at the interchange will be closed.  The ramps include the following:  eastbound I-70 exit to Earth City north, westbound I-70 exit to Earth City south,  on ramp from Earth City south to eastbound I-70, and on ramp from Earth City north to westbound I-70.  The weekend includes a Verizon Amphitheatre concert on Friday with Rockstar Energy Mayhem.

Each of the three weekends includes Friday night concerts at Verizon Amphitheatre.  MoDOT is coordinating with local law enforcement and Verizon to assist in directing traffic exiting the concert.  All ramps to get to the concert will remain open until 30 minutes after the official concert start time. 

Motorists attending the concerts or other activities and businesses along Earth City Expressway are encouraged to use Route 370 or Route 364 (Page Avenue) to access the area.

            For more information on the I-70 Blanchette Bridge work including the bridge repairs at at I-70 and Earth City Expressway, visit www.modot.org/blanchettebridge .  MoDOT reminds motorists to slow down in work zones and avoid distractions to keep yourself and the workers safe.

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