A busy area of downtown St. Louis will close for about a month starting today as part of the project to improve the area around the Gateway Arch.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street will shut down after Monday morning rush hour.
The closing is part of a project to create a parkway over Interstate 70 and improve access between the Arch area and the rest of downtown. The multi-million dollar project is expected to be complete in 2015.
MoDOT says that by the end of November, drivers will be able to turn right from Memorial Drive onto eastbound Washington Avenue to get to a parking garage near the Arch.