First Phase Of CityArchRiver Project Is Underway

Aug 26, 2013

The Missouri Department of Transportation began making improvements today to the ramps from the MLK and Eads bridges to westbound Interstate 70. It's part of the $26 million park over the highway.

MoDOT spokesman Drew Gates says this first phase will not change routes to downtown or the Gateway Arch.

“We’ll continue to make sure people are able to get to the Gateway Arch and be able to enjoy that during the construction process," Gates said.

The early work will involve some daytime lane closures on Interstate 70 through downtown, but Gates says drivers won't really be impacted until later this year.