Local News Releases
Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808
ST. LOUIS - The city of St. Louis will be closing several ramps along I-55 and I-64 on Saturday, March 1 for the annual Mardi Gras parade.
Parade organizers will close the ramp between northbound I-55 and 3200 Broadway, and northbound and southbound I-55 at 7th Street between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. The ramps from eastbound I-64 to 6th Street will also be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. They will close the ramps between northbound and southbound I-55 and Arsenal from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the ramp between northbound I-55 and Gravois from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
In addition, organizers will close the ramp from westbound I-44 to Broadway on Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday parade.
Throughout the week, motorists should be on the lookout for short duration work zones as crews continue to fill potholes around the region. As crews work to keep the roadway safer, please slow down or move over to give them room to work.
For additional work zone information, go to http://traveler.modot.org/map. For real time traffic, visit http://www.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 road closures, weather permitting:
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28
Saturday, March 1
Sunday, March 2
Monday, March 3
Tuesday, March 4
Wednesday, March 5