Blanchette Bridge

I-70 roadwork prepares for Blanchette project
5:05 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

I-70 roadwork a preview for Blanchette shutdown

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Motorists on Interstate 70 will get a little taste - starting this weekend - of what life will be like when the westbound lanes of the busy Blanchette Bridge are closed in November.

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Page Ave. extension
1:48 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Latest stretch of Route 364 opens two months ahead of schedule

The second phase of the Page Ave. extension under construction in December 2011. The portion between Harvester Rd. and Mid Rivers Mall Dr. opened on Aug. 30, two months ahead of schedule
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Updated at 3:30 p.m. MoDOT has opened the westbound lanes of 364 between Harvester and Mid Rivers Mall Dr.  

Updated at 2:35 p.m. The eastbound lanes of 364 between Harvester and Mid Rivers Mall Dr. are now open. A piece of equipment used to paint stripes is malfunctioning, which will delay the opening of the westbound lanes until after rush hour tonight.

Our earlier story:

Drivers in the St. Louis region can now take Route 364 all the way to Mid Rivers Mall Dr.

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Morning round-up
6:39 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Morning headlines - Thursday, May 24 2012

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Fraternity removes GOP campaign banner after hearing from Nixon staffer

A fraternity at the University of Missouri Columbia has removed a campaign banner of Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence from its house after Gov. Jay Nixon’s communications director raised concerns.

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Blanchette Bridge Repairs
12:08 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

MoDOT: lane closures this fall on Blanchette Bridge

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Major repairs and lane closures on the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge are set to begin in late fall 2012, according to announcement today from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The bridge is a major artery for Interstate 70 over the Missouri River, connecting the St. Charles and St. Louis areas.

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Blanchette closures
3:28 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Blanchette Bridge closures start tonight

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A friendly reminder to St. Charles drivers - overnight lane closures will start on the Blanchette Bridge tonight.

The closures are needed in preparation for the major rehabilitation of the bridge's westbound span, which is expected to start in 2012. The current work will move utilities from the westbound bridge to the eastbound lanes.

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Blanchette Bridge Repairs
3:06 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Contract for Blanchette Bridge repairs awarded to Chicago construction company

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The Missouri Department of Transportation announced today that a company out of Chicago, Walsh Construction Company, has been awarded the $62.7 million contract to repair and replace portions of the Blanchette Bridge. 

The bridge, which spans the Missouri River along with St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, was built in 1958 and needs major repairs, MoDOT said.

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