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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808
ST. LOUIS - Drivers heading into downtown on Interstate 70 this weekend may want to consider alternate routes as the Missouri Department of Transportation will close various lanes on the interstate this weekend.
Crews will be placing girders over the interstate as part of work to connect the future new Mississippi River Bridge to Cass Avenue. This work is weather permitting.
The following lanes and ramps will be closed:
Friday evening rush period drivers heading into the city may want to consider other routes due to potential congestion on eastbound I-70. Overnight Friday, drivers should allow themselves extra time to get to their destinations, or take alternate routes.
In addition, the planned reopening for the ramp from westbound I-70 to Madison has been delayed until late January so crews can complete some additional utility work.
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:
I-70, (westbound section of the Interstate 70 Blanchette bridge over the Missouri River) will remain closed until fall 2013. The eastbound I-70 bridge has three lanes of traffic in each direction. The ramp from northbound 5th Street to eastbound I-70 is closed until fall 2013.
I-70, St. Louis City, the exit ramp from westbound I-70 to Madison will remain closed until late January, due to needed utility work.
Wellington, St. Louis City, the Wellington bridge closed over the River Des Peres until April 2013. Detour to Jamieson Avenue bridge.
I-55, Jefferson County, the ramp from northbound I-55 to Route M is closed until spring 2013.
Please see the list of daily interstate lane closures, weather permitting:
Thursday, Dec. 13
Friday, Dec. 14
Saturday, Dec. 15
Sunday, Dec. 16
Monday, Dec. 17
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Wednesday, Dec. 19