Fri March 7, 2014
MoDOT Closes Stretch of I-64 This Weekend
Interstate 64 in St. Louis will be closed in both directions between Kingshighway and Forest Park Avenue starting at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday). That includes eastbound highway ramps from McCausland Avenue to Papin Street and westbound ramps from Grand Avenue to Pine Street.
Missouri Department of Transportation engineer Deanna Venker said road crews will be working through the weekend on building a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle avenues.
“This is going to be in preparation for the demolition of three different bridges in this area,” she said. “We have the Tower Grove bridge, the Boyle Avenue bridge and, in addition, we’re working with the city of St. Louis to take down the Spring [Street] pedestrian bridge that’s down under the viaduct between Grand [Avenue] and Vandeventer [Avenue].”
Venker says the bridges will be replaced by mid-June. MoDOT suggest motorists this weekend take Interstate 44 or Forest Park Avenue into and out of downtown.
The stretch of I-64 is scheduled to reopen by 3 a.m. Monday.