Poplar Street Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Votes To Name Part Of Poplar St. Bridge For Clay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-votes-name-part-poplar-st-bridge-clay <p>The Missouri House has voted to name part of a bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis for former U.S. House member William L. Clay.<br>&nbsp;<br>The designation would honor the Democratic congressman who represented St. Louis in the House for 16 terms. He was first elected in 1968.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Missouri House bill would put Clay's name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge, which carries Interstates 55, 64 and 70 between downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois. Private donations would pay for signs with Clay's name.<br>&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:10:52 +0000 Julie Bierach 24917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Votes To Name Part Of Poplar St. Bridge For Clay Illinois OK's Funding For Poplar Street Bridge Changes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-oks-funding-poplar-street-bridge-changes <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has promised his state's share of the $80 million needed to widen and upgrade the Poplar Street Bridge.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:27:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois OK's Funding For Poplar Street Bridge Changes East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/east-west-gateway-signs-poplar-street-bridge-upgrades <p>The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has signed off on a set of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.</p><p>The improvements include a two-lane ramp from northbound I-55 and the addition of a fifth eastbound lane to the bridge.</p><p>Jim Wild is the Assistant Executive Director at East-West. He says the way the bridge is currently constructed leads to daily traffic backups.</p><p>"As you go eastbound on I-64, we drop from 3 lanes down to two lanes, and then it increases to 4 lanes over the bridge and that creates a choke point," Wild said.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:13:37 +0000 Adam Allington 4715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/traffic-troubles-downtown-st-louis-weekend <P>People trying to get into downtown St. Louis this weekend will again have some traffic issues to deal with.&nbsp;</P> <P>For the second straight week, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 64 from the Poplar Street Bridge to 21<SUP>st</SUP>Street.&nbsp;In addition,&nbsp;the Broadway, 10<SUP>th</SUP>Street and 14<SUP>th</SUP>Street entrance ramps will also be shut down.&nbsp;MoDOT crews&nbsp;are still&nbsp;replacing the driving surface on the double-deck, elevated highway. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:12:41 +0000 Bill Raack 4672 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis this weekend Illinois and Missouri agree on Poplar Street Bridge upgrades http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-and-missouri-agree-poplar-street-bridge-upgrades <p>Illinois and Missouri officials appear to agree on a series of phased upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.</p><p>The plan would add a third eastbound I-64 lane over the bridge, as well as provide a two-lane onramp from northbound I-55.</p><p>MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the $80 million in upgrades will go a long way toward smoothing the flow of traffic over the Mississippi. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:52:15 +0000 Adam Allington 4607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois and Missouri agree on Poplar Street Bridge upgrades MoDOT to close nearly all lanes of I-64 off Poplar St. bridge this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-close-nearly-all-lanes-i-64-poplar-st-bridge-weekend <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing nearly all lanes of Interstate 64 leading on and off the Poplar Street Bridge Saturday.</p><p>Expect extra drive-time, says MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker, if you&#39;re driving over the Poplar Street Bridge this Saturday. Venker says all westbound and two eastbound lanes on I-64 will close between I-55 and Jefferson Ave.</p><p>&quot;We are doing bridge deck repair, we will also be doing seismic retrofitting at the western edge of the bridge and we are replacing bearings on the eastern side of the bridge,&quot; Venker said.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:54:05 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2593 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT to close nearly all lanes of I-64 off Poplar St. bridge this weekend More road closures in downtown St. Louis this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-road-closures-downtown-st-louis-weekend <p>It&#39;s going to be another tough weekend to get into and out of downtown St. Louis.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:27:15 +0000 Bill Raack 2243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More road closures in downtown St. Louis this weekend All-lane closure of I-70 in downtown St. Louis Oct. 6-12 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-lane-closure-i-70-downtown-st-louis-oct-6-12 <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004ae9145b1a093da9ec&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ll=38.631623,-90.187798&amp;spn=0.046934,0.072956&amp;z=13&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004ae9145b1a093da9ec&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ll=38.631623,-90.187798&amp;spn=0.046934,0.072956&amp;z=13&amp;source=embed" style="text-align: left; color: rgb(0,0,255)">I-70 Downtown Closure - Oct. 6-12 2011</a> in a larger map</small></p><p><em>A map of the closure area can be seen above.</em></p><p>Heading to the Roger Daltry concert at the Peabody or the Blues&#39; opening game this weekend? Or were you thinking of cruising around downtown for any other reason from Oct. 6-12? Well, if your travel plans include using Interstate 70 between 10th St. and the Poplar Street Bridge, we offer the friendly suggestion to find an alternate route.</p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:32:05 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2191 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Weekend lane closures widespread in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weekend-lane-closures-widespread-st-louis <p>If you&#39;re driving in the St. Louis area this weekend, be patient. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a lot of crews out there, and that means lane closures.</p><p>Here are the <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/stlouis/news_and_information/District6Release.shtml?action=displaySSI&amp;newsId=125739">highlights</a>:</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:51:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2163 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Weekend lane closures widespread in St. Louis Major construction projects planned for I-64 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-construction-projects-planned-i-64 <p>St. Louisans can expect delays on Interstate 64 next spring as the Missouri Department of Transportation gets ready for major road construction on the highway east of Kingshighway.</p><p>The projects will be the subject of a <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/I-64CorridorVirtualPublicMeeting.htm">public meeting</a> on Thursday night at <a href="http://slpses.schoolwires.net/stixecc/site/default.asp">Stix Early Childhood Center</a>, 647 Tower Grove Ave. They include:</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:54:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major construction projects planned for I-64