Blanchette Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en All Lanes Open On Blanchette Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-lanes-open-blanchette-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Good news if your commute takes you across the </span>Blanchette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bridge, the $64 million rehabilitation effort has is almost completed and all east and west bound lanes are now open to traffic.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Missouri Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Linda Wilson-Horn says crews are wrapping up road work two months ahead of schedule.</p><p>“It was a huge undertaking," Wilson-Horn says. &nbsp;"To watch them completely remove the bridge and completely rebuild it in ten months was an amazing process.”</p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:54:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29364 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All Lanes Open On Blanchette Bridge Blanchette Bridge Work Could Be Completed As Soon As Next Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blanchette-bridge-work-could-be-completed-soon-next-week <p>Months of detours and lane closures on the Blanchette Bridge could be coming to an end as early as next week.</p><p>Starting Monday night, crews will close one east-bound lane between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through the workweek. Crews will then close up to two eastbound lanes across the bridge over the weekend.</p><p>Barring an unforeseen delay, Missouri Department of Transportation Spokeswoman&nbsp;Linda Wilson-Horn&nbsp;says&nbsp;they hope have the things back to normal on Monday next week.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:55:11 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29182 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blanchette Bridge Work Could Be Completed As Soon As Next Week Blanchette Bridge Will Open Three Months Early http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blanchette-bridge-will-open-three-months-early <p>Commuters who take Interstate 70 across the Missouri River got good news today from the Missouri Department of Transportation - the new westbound span of the Blanchette&nbsp;bridge will be open by August, three months ahead of schedule.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:22:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26498 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blanchette Bridge Will Open Three Months Early Boom! Final Section Of Blanchette Bridge Blasted For Rehab Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boom-final-section-blanchette-bridge-blasted-rehab-project <p>A big explosion has sent the final two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge into the Missouri River.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:41:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 7042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boom! Final Section Of Blanchette Bridge Blasted For Rehab Project MoDOT Implodes A Section Of The Blanchette Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-implodes-section-blanchette-bridge <p>Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer for St. Charles County, Tom Evers, stood in a parking lot overlooking the Blanchette Bridge on Sunday morning.</p><p>For a guy who builds stuff for a living, he was pretty excited to help blow something up. &nbsp;</p><p>“It is very cool to blow things up, I must admit,” Evers said, laughing.&nbsp; “I’m excited about putting it back to together, but this is definitely a cool event.”</p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:08:51 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Implodes A Section Of The Blanchette Bridge MoDOT: Motorists Returning To Blanchette Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-motorists-returning-blanchette-bridge <p>Three days after the closure of the westbound lanes of the I-70 Blanchette Bridge, officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say traffic continues to move smoothly.</p><p>However, they are concerned that motorists are falling back into old habits.</p><p></p><p>Linda Wilson Horn with MoDOT says they’ve seen a steady increase in drivers traveling I-70.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:47:51 +0000 Julie Bierach 6188 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT: Motorists Returning To Blanchette Bridge First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-day-blanchette-bridge-closure-goes-smoothly <p>This morning marked the first rush hour since all westbound lanes of the <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/BlanchetteBridgerenovations.htm">Blanchette Bridge</a> were closed late yesterday afternoon for a year-long construction project.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:40 +0000 Tina Eaton 6107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Day Of Blanchette Bridge Closure Goes Smoothly St. Charles Prepares For Blanchette Bridge Congestion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-charles-prepares-blanchette-bridge-congestion <p>St. Charles city officials are hoping the year-long <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/BlanchetteBridgerenovations.htm">Blanchette Bridge roadwork </a>that starts this weekend won’t have too much of a negative impact on its stores, casino and restaurants .&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:42:38 +0000 Bill Raack 5887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Charles Prepares For Blanchette Bridge Congestion MoDOT to Close Eastbound Lanes of Blanchette Bridge This Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-close-eastbound-lanes-blanchette-bridge-weekend <p>Beginning at 8 p.m. this evening, three eastbound lanes on the Blanchette Bridge will be closed.</p><p>The lanes will be re-opened by 5 a.m. on Sunday. At least two eastbound lanes will stay open to traffic throughout the weekend.</p><p>Linda Wilson Horn with the Missouri Department of Transportation says they do expect backups as motorists coming from St. Charles County try to get across the bridge.</p><p>“We are restriping the bridge to get ready for what will be a major impact starting two weekends from now," said Wilson Horn.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:37:02 +0000 Julie Bierach 5589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT to Close Eastbound Lanes of Blanchette Bridge This Weekend Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-september-11-2012 <p><em><span lang="EN">We recognize today as the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Please see our resources for stories related to that commemoration <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sept-11-11-years">here</a>.</span></em></p><p><strong><span lang="EN">Mo. judge to hear case against worship disruption law</span></strong></p><p>A federal judge will hear arguments today in a lawsuit over Missouri's new law making it a crime to disturb a worship service.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:23:22 +0000 Tina Eaton & The Associated Press 4561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 11, 2012