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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

April 15, 2013 01:42 PM
Top five work zones in St. Louis region for 2013

ST. LOUIS - With the start of spring, the Missouri Department of Transportation has many construction projects in full swing for 2013. 

Because of the roadways and potential impact, drivers should be aware of the top five projects in the region for this year:

I-70 at the Blanchette Bridge - crews continue to rebuild a new bridge on westbound I-70 across the Missouri river. Traffic lanes have been narrowed and shifted onto three lanes in each direction across the river.  The bridge replacement project is scheduled to be completed by November 2013.

I-270 between Dougherty Ferry and I-44 - Crews will be constructing a fifth southbound lane on I-270 this summer. The exiting lanes have been narrowed and shifted to construct the new lane, and barrier installed on the interstate.  Drivers can expect three weeks of short term daytime interstate closures in April to blast alongside the interstate. Construction will be complete in late 2013.

I-64 at Tower Grove and Jefferson - Crews are working on replacing bridges and adding new ramps on I-64 between Tower Grove and Kingshighway.  In addition, work starts later this work on the Jefferson Avenue bridge over the interstate. Several weekend interstate closures and daily lane closures and shifts are scheduled for this on-going work.  The Jefferson Bridge project will be complete in mid-July.  The Tower Grove project will continue until mid-2014.

Missouri Interchange work at the new Mississippi River Bridge- Crews are building the ramps and roadway needed to connect the new Mississippi River Bridge to Tucker and Cass in St. Louis City and to I-70 in Missouri.  Drivers should expect off-peak lane closures and may have some full short-term interstate closures as crews construct bridges over the interstate. The interchange project will be completed in fall 2013. The Mississippi River Bridge opens to traffic in early 2014.

Route 100 in Franklin County widening - Crews have started work to widen Route 100 to four lanes in Washington between Route 47 and High Street. In addition, they will make several other improvements to the roadway to help traffic flow. Drivers can expect lane shifts and closures during the work. The project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2013.



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