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Road Funding
6:12 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Funding For Road Construction Continues To Drop

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State transportation officials will meet in Jefferson City later this week to approve road projects for the next four years, and as it has for several years, funding available for the St. Louis region continues to shrink.

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Board of Aldermen
3:57 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Committee Approves Boost For Minority Participation, Ethics Legislation

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has taken a small step toward expanding then number of minorities and women working construction in the city.

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Road Construction
5:47 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

MoDOT Begins Next Phase Of I-64 Construction

A map of the construction project on 1-64.
(MoDOT)

MoDOT is starting construction on Interstate 64 east of Kingshighway.

Three lanes of traffic will be open both east and westbound during the weekdays, but traffic will go down to one lane each way overnight.

MoDOT area engineer Deanna Venker says this is really the second phase of the new I-64 project.

“Just east of Kingshighway all the way down to Boyle was the last section of I-64 that didn't get done,” Venker said. “And you do have four bridges that need to be replaced, as well as an interchange.”

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I-64 construction
2:48 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Dates change again for I-64 lane closures

The schedule for lane closures on I-64 through downtown has changed again.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

The schedule for the complete shutdown of Interstate 64 westbound this week has been revised once again.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was set to close the westbound lanes of the highway from Broadway to 21st St. Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. and re-open the two right lanes on Friday morning; then shut down the entire highway again from Friday morning at 10 to 5 a.m. Monday.

Here are the changes:

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I-64 closures
8:38 am
Tue July 24, 2012

I-64 closures delayed by heat

(via Flickr/Mykl Roventine)

Planned overnight closures of westbound Interstate 64 through downtown St. Louis will have to wait a few days.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was set to close all the lanes on the double-deck structure between Broadway and 21st St. tonight, and re-open them by 4 a.m. Wednesday. But high temperatures have prevented MoDOT crews from completing work that's needed to allow traffic to drive on newly resurfaced roadways.

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I-64 closures
12:23 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

I-64 lanes closed again this weekend

MoDOT will again close all westbound lanes on the double-deck structure in downtown St. Louis this weekend.
(via Flickr/Lordsuch)

The ongoing work on the driving surface for Interstate 64 through downtown means lane closures again this weekend.

Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of the double-deck structure between Broadway and 21st Street. Two eastbound lanes may also close for safety reasons.

The ramps from 10th and 14th streets to westbound I-64 will remain open. All lanes, except for the farthest left, will re-open by Monday's rush hour.

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Boone bridge
1:16 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Alberici, Walsh win $111 million Daniel Boone Bridge contract

A joint venture of Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction Co. has won the $111 million contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which crosses the Missouri River at Chesterfield.
(Herkie/via Flickr)

Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.

Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.

MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Charles counties are getting a lot from the contract.

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I-64 closures
4:47 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

I-64 to remain closed through Monday morning

The westbound lanes of I-64 through downtown will remain closed through tomorrow so crews can finish repairing the driving surface.
(via Flickr/LordSutch)

If you use Interstate 64 westbound to get to work in the morning, you'll need to find alternate routes.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will be unable to re-open the westbound lanes of the highway on the double decker structure before rush hour tomorrow morning because repairs were more extensive than anticipated.

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Morning Round-up
7:03 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012

(via Flickr/IndofunkSatish)

St. Louis Police debate workplace representation

Next month, St. Louis City police sergeants are set to decide who will represent their interests at work, and the St. Louis Police Officers Association says it is the best option on the table.

At a meeting last night, members of the St. Louis Police Officers Association made their case to sergeants.To punctuate their point they brought in Chuck Canterbury, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Boone Bridge closures
11:53 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Inspection will close westbound Boone Bridge on Sept. 25

The Daniel Boone Bridge as seen on Google Map's streetview. The westbound span of the bridge will be closed on Sept. 25 for a safety inspection.
(St. Louis Public Radio via Google Maps)

If you need to get across the Missouri River from Chesterfield to St. Charles County on Sept. 25, plan ahead - your normal route won't be open.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing the westbound span of the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 over the Missouri River, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Workers must inspect the 1930s-era bridge, which carries more than 75,000 cars a day.

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