Driving through St. Louis? More pain in store this weekend

| Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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.

 

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