Local News Releases
Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation will have two lanes on eastbound I-64 closed downtown on the double deck structure this weekend, as well as two lanes on westbound I-64 across the Poplar Street Bridge.
The department will also close two lanes on westbound I-70 at the Blanchette Bridge and several ramps this weekend for work to prepare for the upcoming closure of the westbound I-70 bridge across the Missouri.
Two lanes on eastbound I-64 downtown between the Poplar Street Bridge and Jefferson will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, until 2 p.m. Monday, October 29. The ramp from eastbound I-64 to 14th Street will be closed during the same time.
Two lanes on westbound I-64 at the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed from 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, until 5:30 a.m. Sunday, October 28.
Two lanes on westbound I-70 at the Blanchette Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday. In addition, the ramps between Earth City Expressway and I-70 in both directions will be closed sporadically during that time. This work may be pushed to Saturday if the roadway is too wet to stripe.
The I-70 express lanes into downtown remain closed until mid-November to let crews working on the Mississippi River Bridge take advantage of a maintenance closure to complete work needed for the bridge. The ramp from westbound I-70 to Madison is closed for 45 days so crews can reconstruct the ramp for the Missouri I-70 interchange.
For additional work zone information, go to modot.org. For real time traffic, visit gatewayguide.com. All work is weather permitting and may be shifted due to inclement weather.
Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Please see the list of daily interstate lane closures, weather permitting:Thursday, Oct. 25
Friday, Oct. 26
Saturday, Oct. 27
Sunday, Oct. 28
Monday, Oct. 29
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Wednesday, Oct. 31