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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

October 15, 2012 11:47 AM
MoDOT plans westbound I-64 closure downtown Tuesday night:
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ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Penhall Company, will close all lanes and ramps on westbound I-64 downtown between Jefferson and the Poplar Street Bridge on the double deck structure, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16.

All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday. The detour around the closure will be to take westbound I-44 to Jefferson Avenue to get back onto I-64. 

For eastbound I-64, one right lane continues to be closed around the clock.  A second lane closes weekdays from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. the following day. Two lanes are scheduled to be open on eastbound I-64 at least one hour prior to any Cardinals National League Championship home game.

The 6th Street ramp and 11th Street ramp from eastbound I-64 also have periodic closures scheduled.  Both ramps will not be closed at the same time.  Both ramps will normally be open between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily and will be open to allow fans to get into downtown for Cardinal home games.

The 14th Street ramp from eastbound I-64 is projected to remain open only between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week. The ramp is projected to be closed around the clock Friday and Saturday.

The ramp from 6th Street to eastbound I-64 will remain open. There may be short-duration closures of the ramp (up to two hours) if crews are working on the steel plates at the top of the ramp. The ramp will remain open for at least one hour after Cardinal home games to allow Illinois fans to return home.

The Pine Street and Forest Park Avenue ramps to eastbound I-64 remain closed around the clock until November.

All temporary barrier on the double deck structure is scheduled to be removed by November 1.  After that date, only weekend work is planned for the double deck structure downtown.

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