ST. LOUIS – Drivers who regularly use Pershall Rd. between Route 67 (Lindbergh Blvd) and North Hanley Rd. should be aware of an upcoming closure starting Monday, August 4th at 9 a.m. The closure between Ford Ln. and Polson Ln., will remain in place for 18 months. Motorists are encouraged to use I-270 between Lindbergh Blvd. and Hanley/Graham as detour routes for both eastbound and westbound travel. All detours will be marked.
This closure allows for removal of soil and the replacement of the Pershall Road Bridge over Coldwater Creek. The bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $278 million I-270 North Project.
"We are working closely with MoDOT's I-270 North Project team to remove soils with low levels of radioactive contamination before they begin rebuilding the new bridges over Coldwater Creek. Closely coordinating our schedules allows access to contamination previously considered inaccessible and limits the necessary closures during this part of the overall I-270 North project to reduce the impact on area travelers," said Robin Parks, Lead Engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis FUSRAP project.
Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT’s customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.