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."
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:
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.
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:
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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