Daniel Boone Bridge
4:27 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Boone bridge westbound lanes closed this weekend

More headaches for those driving west on I-64 into St. Charles County. The westbound lanes of the Daniel Boone Bridge will be closed again this weekend, from 8 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Monday.

The bridge carries about 75,000 cars daily over the Missouri River. Andrew Gates with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the maintenance work needs to be done to keep the 1935-era span safe until there's money available to replace it.

"It's stuff that has needed to be done, not that that means that the bridge was unsafe for people to drive on, it's just something that we've been watching to make sure that we can get done," Gates says, " It needs to be done at certain temperatures so this weekend is a very, very good weekend to do that."

Gates says drivers should use one of three other bridges that cross the river in the St. Louis area - on Interstate 70, Route 364 or Highway 370. The eastbound I-64 lanes will remain open this weekend.