Good news if your commute takes you across the Blanchette Bridge, the $64 million rehabilitation effort has is almost completed and all east and west bound lanes are now open to traffic.
Missouri Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Linda Wilson-Horn says crews are wrapping up road work two months ahead of schedule.
“It was a huge undertaking," Wilson-Horn says. "To watch them completely remove the bridge and completely rebuild it in ten months was an amazing process.”
Months of detours and lane closures on the Blanchette Bridge could be coming to an end as early as next week.
Starting Monday night, crews will close one east-bound lane between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through the workweek. Crews will then close up to two eastbound lanes across the bridge over the weekend.
Barring an unforeseen delay, Missouri Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Linda Wilson-Horn says they hope have the things back to normal on Monday next week.
Commuters who take Interstate 70 across the Missouri River got good news today from the Missouri Department of Transportation - the new westbound span of the Blanchette bridge will be open by August, three months ahead of schedule.
A big explosion has sent the final two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge into the Missouri River.
Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer for St. Charles County, Tom Evers, stood in a parking lot overlooking the Blanchette Bridge on Sunday morning.
For a guy who builds stuff for a living, he was pretty excited to help blow something up.
“It is very cool to blow things up, I must admit,” Evers said, laughing. “I’m excited about putting it back to together, but this is definitely a cool event.”
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