St. Charles city officials are hoping the year-long Blanchette Bridge roadwork that starts this weekend won’t have too much of a negative impact on its stores, casino and restaurants .
Beginning at 8 p.m. this evening, three eastbound lanes on the Blanchette Bridge will be closed.
The lanes will be re-opened by 5 a.m. on Sunday. At least two eastbound lanes will stay open to traffic throughout the weekend.
Linda Wilson Horn with the Missouri Department of Transportation says they do expect backups as motorists coming from St. Charles County try to get across the bridge.
“We are restriping the bridge to get ready for what will be a major impact starting two weekends from now," said Wilson Horn.
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