Several closures will make weekend travel near downtown St. Louis and the Chesterfield, MO, area challenging. The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising drivers to use interstate loops such as I-255 and I-270 around the city if possible.
- IDOT will close Interstate 55/Interstate 70 in East St. Louis at Exchange Avenue to demolish the Exchange Avenue Bridge over the interstate. Crews will close the interstate at 9 p.m. Aug. 27 and will reopen the interstate by 5 a.m. Aug. 30. The detour for the closure is Interstate 255 and Interstate 64.
- MoDOT will close eastbound I-64 in St. Louis City from 22nd Street to 8th Street (MM 38-40) to paint the double deck section of the interstate. Crews will close eastbound I-64 at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 and will reopen the interstate by 5 a.m. Aug. 30. The detour for this closure is Interstate 170 and Interstate 70.
- MoDOT will also close westbound I-64 (Route 40) in Chesterfield between Long Road and the Missouri Research Park (MM 11-16) to conduct rehabilitation work on the Boone Bridge, Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard overpass and the Chesterfield Airport Road overpass. Crews will close westbound I-64 at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 and will reopen by 5 a.m. Aug. 30. The detour for this closure is Interstate 270 and Interstate 70.
- MoDOT will also close two left lanes on I-55 between I-44 and I-64, and the two right lanes on the Poplar Street Bridge (I-55/64/70). These lane closures start at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and will be opened by 5 a.m. Aug. 30.