I-70 toll road proposal
5:13 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

MoDOT wants lawmakers to consider I-70/toll road proposal


A joint House-Senate committee in Jefferson City heard a proposal today for rebuilding Interstate Highway 70 in Missouri and turning it into a toll road. 

MoDOT Director Kevin Keith told the committee that charging tolls would provide the best opportunity to pay for rebuilding I-70.  But he acknowledges that it may not be an easy sell to lawmakers.

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Road Closures
12:23 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Road closures on I-64, I-44, downtown St. Louis this weekend

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Motorists, if you're anywhere near the following areas in St. Louis this weekend, you may want to find an alternate way to your destination. All of the following information comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

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Olive / I-170 Interchange
6:30 am
Mon October 17, 2011

University City, Olivette to hear plans for I-170 interchange

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The City Councils of Olivette and University City will meet Monday night to hear ideas on how their cities can collaborate to redevelop the area around the Olive-Interstate 170 interchange.

The effort began after MoDOT completed a $25 million rebuild of the interchange, which is the border between University City and Olivette.

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Road, bridge closures in downtown St. Louis
3:27 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

More road closures in downtown St. Louis this weekend

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

It's going to be another tough weekend to get into and out of downtown St. Louis.

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Ladue Rd. closure
11:11 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Ladue Rd. to close Thursday morning for interchange work

MoDOT crews work on a new bridge at Route 141 and Ladue Rd. in June. Ladue at 141 will shut down for 40 days after the morning rush hour on Thursday.
(via Flickr/modot_stl_photos)

After tomorrow morning, drivers who frequent the intersection of Ladue Rd. and Route 141 will have to find a new way to get to work.

The Missouri Department of Transportation confirmed on Wednesday that they will shut down Ladue Rd. just east of 141 (Woods Mill) after the morning rush. The closure will allow crews to connect Ladue to the new Route 141 interchange, which has been moved and raised out of a floodplain.

Weekend lane closures
3:51 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Weekend lane closures widespread in St. Louis

(via Flickr/jphilipg)

If you're driving in the St. Louis area this weekend, be patient. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a lot of crews out there, and that means lane closures.

Here are the highlights:

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I-70 ramp closure
12:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

MoDOT permanently closes I-70 ramp to 10th Street Oct. 10

Mississippi River Bridge under construction.
(Courtesy of MoDOT)

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor Millstone Bangert Inc. will permanently close the exit ramp 249A from eastbound Interstate 70 to 10th Street in St. Louis City at  9  a.m. October 10, 2011.

The ramp will be removed permanently so crews can construct roadway and ramps between I-70 and the new Mississippi River Bridge. The new ramps to the bridge will cross directly over the current location of the 10th Street exit ramps.

Drivers can use Broadway exit 250A to get into the city.

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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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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Developer Rick Yackey says he's in negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered Del Taco building. He hopes to have it occupied by March.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Developer announces Del Taco building might not be demolished after all

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at a public meeting last night, developer Rick Yackey said that he’s in  final negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered former Del Taco building.

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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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