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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

July 24, 2017 01:22 PM
MoDOT schedules short closures on Rte 141, I-44 overnight this week

ST. LOUIS – Drivers on Route 141 or I-44 near Valley Park overnight on Wednesday, Friday or Monday July 31,  should consider alternate routes or allow themselves extra time.

Crews will be closing Route 141 each night, and will be closing I-44 on Friday for up to 15 minutes to place girders for the bridge over Route 141 and the new flyover ramp from southbound Route 141 to EB I-44.

On Wednesday, July 26, crews will be placing girders over Route 141. Drivers can expect:

  • At 7 p.m., crews close one northbound and southbound lane on Route 141.
  • At 8 p.m., crews will close a second northbound and southbound lane on Route 141.
  • At 8:30 p.m., crews will start flashing the signals at the North and South Highway Drive –making them four way stops.
  • At 9 p.m., crews will start setting the girders. When they swing the girders over the roadway, they will close northbound and southbound Route 141 for up to 15 minutes.
  • By 5 a.m. Thursday, July 27, crews will have signals cycling again on North and South Highway Drive and have all lanes open.

On Monday, July 31, crews will be placing girders for the portion of the new flyover ramp over Route 141. Drivers can expect the following:

  • At 7 p.m., crews will close one northbound and southbound lane on Route 141
  • At 8 p.m., crews will close a second northbound and southbound lane on Route 141 and will put the North Highway Drive signal on flash. Crews will also remove the northbound Route 141 signal at South Highway Drive and place stop signs with lighting at the intersection.
  • At 9 p.m., crews will completely close northbound Route 141 at South Highway Drive. The detour will be to take South Highway Drive to Maritz to North Highway Drive to northbound Route 141.
  • At 9 p.m., crews will start setting girders. When they swing girders over the roadway, they will close southbound Route 141 for up to 15 minutes.
  • By 5 a.m. Friday, July 28, crews will have replaced the northbound Route 141 signal, started all signals cycling again on North and South Highway Drive and have all lanes open.

On Friday, July 28, crews will be placing girders over I-44 for the new flyover ramp. Here’s what drivers can expect that night:

  • At 8 p.m., crews will close one lane on eastbound and westbound I-44.
  • At 10 p.m., crews will close a second lane on eastbound and westbound I-44.
  • After 11 p.m., depending on traffic levels, crews will place the North Highway Drive and South Highway Drive signals on flash, making them a four-way stop.
  • After 11 p.m., depending on traffic levels, crews will set the girders over the interstate which will require a full closure of up to 15 minutes in each direction. When the interstate is closed, traffic will be routed down the ramp and back onto the interstate.
  • By 6 a.m., Saturday, July 29, crews will have started all the signals cycling again and will have all lanes open.

 

 

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