Missouri Department of Transportation

Weather
6:49 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Snow snarls morning commute

The snow is making it difficult for morning commuters on Jan. 12, 2012.
SLPR news

A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o’clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.

Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.

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Morning News Round-up
9:48 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will propose turning the stretch between St. Louis and Kansas City into a toll road.
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Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road

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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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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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Ramp closures / Traffic
3:17 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Eight downtown ramps to close this weekend

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Some downtown St. Louis interstate exit and entrance ramps will be closed this weekend because of Fair St. Louis.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

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Morning round-up
9:25 am
Mon June 27, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, June 27, 2011

MoDOT is asking motorists to avoid eastbound I-70 between Shreve and west Florissant as crews repair the road where an MSD sewer line ruptured on Sunday.
Missouri Dept. of Transportation

Sewer line rupture forces lane closures on EB I-70

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid eastbound Interstate 70 between Shreve and west Florissant Monday as repairs continue on a ruptured sewer line.

Deanna Venker, MoDOT area engineer for St. Louis City, says crews worked overnight to fix the sewer line. Concrete is curing and crews are working on road repairs.

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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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Road Closures
3:50 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Numerous road closures coming to St. Louis area this weekend

Dozens of lane and ramp closures over the weekend are expected to cause delays.
(via Flickr/ Beaufort Thedigitel)

Despite the onslaught of rain and thunderstorms, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it will move ahead with planned road closures over the weekend.

Several interstate lanes and ramps will be closed while dozens of repairs to the roadways are made.

Deanna Venker, with MoDOT, says the numerous closures might seem like they’d cause a huge headache, but they will actually reduce the impact on drivers.

“We’re trying to incorporate as much work as we can in to these closures when we have to do them,” Venker said.

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I-55 Closure
1:28 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Holly Hills Bridge demolition to close portion of I-55 this weekend

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Interstate 55 will be closed from Carondelet to Broadway this weekend to allow for the removal of the Holly Hills Bridge.

Interstate 55 from Carondelet to Broadway will be closed in both directions this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation demolishes the Holly Hills Bridge.

The project is part of the Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement Project, which also includes the reconstruction of the Delor Bridge, which got underway last month. The total cost of replacing both bridges is $3 million.

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