If your daily commute includes heading west out of downtown St. Louis on I-70, you may need to find an alternate route.
Shortly after rush hour on Monday morning, the Missouri Department of Transportation is permanently closing the ramp from Pine Street to westbound I-70.
The closure paves the way for work on the Park Over the Highway, which is part of the CityArchRiver 2015 plans to revamp the Gateway Arch grounds.
MoDOT spokesman Andrew Gates said the ramp will ultimately be replaced early next year.
“This ramp closure is an overall part of the project and will actually become a new ramp that will connect the interstate to Washington Street, so we’re swapping how the ramp goes at this point in time,” Gates said.
Gates recommends that drivers take Fourth Street to either Convention Plaza or Biddle for access to westbound 1-70.
The ramp will be replaced early next year and the CityArchRiver2015 project has a target completion date for fall of 2015, just in time for the Arch’s 50th birthday.