Motorists traveling around downtown St. Louis will see traffic backups and delays this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation is packing a laundry list of repairs into one, two-day stretch.
MoDOT is making a variety of lane and ramp repairs starting at Grand Boulevard and stretching to the Poplar Street Bridge.
The repairs come during the same weekend that 25,000 runners will be coming downtown for the GO! St. Louis Marathon.
Diana Venker is the area engineer for MoDOT.
"Because there is so much work going on in that downtown Poplar Street Bridge area, motorists should avoid that area and if they want to go back and forth between Missouri and Illinois we're asking them to use the 255-270 loop," Venker said.
Venker says the closures will start at 8:00 tonight and last through Monday morning at 5.