Poplar Street Bridge / St. Louis Traffic
4:54 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

MoDOT to close nearly all lanes of I-64 off Poplar St. bridge this weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing nearly all lanes of Interstate 64 leading on and off the Poplar Street Bridge Saturday.

Expect extra drive-time, says MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker, if you'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.

"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," Venker said.

Venker urges motorists to use alternate bridges to avoid the downtown area, but expects all lanes to be back open by 8 p.m. Saturday.