closures

Road Closures
2:15 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Planning to travel downtown on I-64 tonight? Find another route

(via Flickr/Mykl Roventine)

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 on the double deck structure tonight. Here are a few of the particulars from MoDOT to help you choose your path of travel tonight:

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Weekend construction
12:01 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Traveling this weekend? Keep these closures in mind

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It's another busy construction weekend in St. Louis, and that means lane closures throughout the weekend. Here are the big ones from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

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Ill. closures
9:43 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Quinn, legislative leaders reach deal to keep state facilities open

Gov. Quinn and legislative leaders have reached a deal to keep seven state facilities open until June, avoiding almost 2,000 layoffs.
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Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's top four lawmakers have reached a deal to keep seven state facilities open until June.

Quinn had targeted mental health centers and centers and developmentally disabled, as well as a prison in Lincoln, for closure, saying the legislature had failed to appropriate enough money to operate them for the entire year.  The closures could have resulted in nearly 2,000 layoffs.

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Road Closures
12:23 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Road closures on I-64, I-44, downtown St. Louis this weekend

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Motorists, if you're anywhere near the following areas in St. Louis this weekend, you may want to find an alternate way to your destination. All of the following information comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

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Ladue Rd. closure
11:11 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ladue Rd. to close Thursday morning for interchange work

MoDOT crews work on a new bridge at Route 141 and Ladue Rd. in June. Ladue at 141 will shut down for 40 days after the morning rush hour on Thursday.
(via Flickr/modot_stl_photos)

After tomorrow morning, drivers who frequent the intersection of Ladue Rd. and Route 141 will have to find a new way to get to work.

The Missouri Department of Transportation confirmed on Wednesday that they will shut down Ladue Rd. just east of 141 (Woods Mill) after the morning rush. The closure will allow crews to connect Ladue to the new Route 141 interchange, which has been moved and raised out of a floodplain.

Illinois State Workers
10:59 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Arbitrator rejects Quinn's layoff, closure plan

An arbitrator has ordered Gov. Pat Quinn to cancel his plan to lay off state employees and close several prisons and mental facilities.

Arbitrator Edwin Benn ruled Monday that Quinn's plan would violate his agreement with a major union. The Democratic governor signed a deal last year that promised no layoffs or closures if the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees agreed to various cost-cutting measures.

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Developing: Ill. closures
1:20 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Quinn to close seven state institutions, lay off 1,900 workers

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn, shown here taking the oath of office, has announced plans to lay off 1,900 workers and close seven state facilities as part of an ongoing budget battle with lawmakers.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford and WBEZ's Sam Hudzik was used in this story.

Gov. Pat Quinn says he will need to lay off 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities to live within a budget sent to him by the General Assembly.

"Decisions made by members of the General Assembly I may or may not agree with, but once they have adopted their budget, it is now the law of our state," Quinn told reporters in Chicago today. "We have to implement this in a responsible manner."

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Weekend Traffic Update
2:41 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Several construction projects to impact weekend traffic in St. Louis

There will be several closures this weekend due to construction projects, mostly around downtown St. Louis and I-270 near I-44.
(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Several construction projects will impact traffic on metro area interstates this weekend, mainly around downtown St. Louis and I-270 near I-44.

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Delmar bridge
1:31 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Interstate 170 to close next weekend at Delmar

The Delmar bridge as it appeared to MoDOT inspectors on April 25, 2011. The bridge has been demolished, and construction of a new one will close all lanes of Interstate 170 at Delmar July 8-11.
(photo courtesy of MoDOT)

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 170 at Delmar next Friday, July 8, to set girders and install portions of the driving surface for the new bridge.

Lane closures will start around 7 p.m. on July 8, and all lanes will be open again by the morning rush hour on Monday, July 11.

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Spring Flooding
12:50 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Flooding closes hundreds of roads in Missouri, Illinois

A Missouri National Guard member stages vehicles at the Cape Girardeau armory in preparation for possible use in state emergency duty. More than 200 Missouri Guard members were activated in anticipation of possible flooding in the southern portion of Mo.
(via Flickr/The National Guard/M. Queiser/Missouri National Guard)

The floods affecting southern and southeastern Missouri and towns along the Mississippi River have resulted in hundreds of closed roads in the state, along with neighboring areas in Illinois.

Updated 1:32 p.m. April 26:

The City of Fenton has announced that The River Road in Fenton, Mo. at the intersection of Yarnell Road and Larkin-Williams Road is now closed.

In Missouri:

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