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.
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.”
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.
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.