Interstate 64

Boone Bridge closure
12:34 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Westbound I-64 closed all day Sunday

Westbound I-64 at the Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 to reopen by 9 p.m. that evening.
(Flickr/Missouri Department of Transportation)

Westbound I-64 at the Daniel Boone Bridge will be closed starting at around 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to use I-270 to I-70, or Route 364 to Route 94. People returning to St. Louis from St. Charles County will be able to use eastbound I-64.

Mark Croarkin  is the St. Louis bridge engineer for MoDOT. He says the Boone Bridge over the Missouri River will be closed for a routine inspection.

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I-64 construction
3:54 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Major construction projects planned for I-64

Planned resurfacing and painting work on I-64 in downtown St. Louis will cause delays next spring. MoDOT will also build five new bridges and a new interchange at Tower Grove/Boyle.
(via Flickr/lordsutch)

St. Louisans can expect delays on Interstate 64 next spring as the Missouri Department of Transportation gets ready for major road construction on the highway east of Kingshighway.

The projects will be the subject of a public meeting on Thursday night at Stix Early Childhood Center, 647 Tower Grove Ave. They include:

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Traffic backups
1:03 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Travel delays in downtown St. Louis are likely this weekend

Lane closures on Interstate 64 and the Poplar Street Bridge will cause backups for drivers in downtown this weekend.
(via Flickr/cjc4454)

If you're heading downtown this weekend, be patient - roadwork by the Missouri Department of Transportation is probably going to cause back-ups.

MoDOT crews will be closing all lanes of Interstate 64 from Jefferson through the Poplar Street Bridge at 3 a.m. Saturday, with the lanes re-opening Sunday afternoon around 3. An eastbound lane and  two westbound lanes of the Poplar Street Bridge will close at 5 a.m. Saturday and re-open around 5 p.m. Sunday.  All the lane closures are needed so crews can do earthquake retrofit work.

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I-64 Lane Closures
11:28 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Lane closures this weekend on I-64 and I-44

MoDot says I-64 will close from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Friday evening, July 15.
SLPR news

All lanes of eastbound I-64 from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge will close tonight at 8 p.m. and will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday in time for the U2 concert at Busch Stadium.

 Lanes in both directions of the Poplar Street Bridge will close beginning at 7 p.m. for deck repairs. The bridge will also reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  

Metro also tweeted  that, on Sunday night, after the U2 concert, "Metro will continue MetroLink service until all downtown stations are cleared."

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Daniel Boone Bridge
4:29 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

MoDOT receives funding for a new Daniel Boone bridge

The Daniel Boone Bridge as seen on Google Maps' streetview.
(St. Louis Public Radio via Google Maps)

A replacement for the oldest interstate bridge in the St. Louis region has gotten the green light from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

The Commission this morning approved $120 million for a new westbound Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries traffic on Highway 40 across the Missouri River. The westbound span was built in the 1930s and needs constant maintenance.

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Road Closures
3:49 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Road closures on I-64, Poplar St. Bridge this weekend

Motorists planning to use Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis this weekend, or travel on the Poplar Street Bridge, may need to find an alternative route.

Here's the Missouri Department of Transportation's summary of the specifics:

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MoDOT Construction Updates
5:30 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

MoDOT updates on Poplar St. Bridge, I-64 construction

Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say work on the Poplar Street Bridge will start this spring and continue into the fall.

The work will involve resurfacing the bridge deck and will result in lane closures and traffic delays.

Deanna Venker is an area engineer for MoDOT.  She says the work could not be delayed until the completion of the new Mississippi River bridge in 2014.

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