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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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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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Traffic changes
2:53 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

MoDOT cancels some weekend work zones, Metro announces modified schedules

(via Flickr/Be.Futureproof)

The Missouri Department of Transportation has canceled some lane closures on the Poplar Street Bridge this weekend.

All lanes on the Poplar Street Bridge will be open this weekend, though the department will still close the I-55 northbound exit ramp from 11 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday. 

Some of the work can't be done in the predicted rainy weather, says MoDOT spokeswoman Kara Price, though she says crews may also have taken into consideration the numerous events at downtown venues this weekend.

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Missouri Highways
2:07 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Mo. hitting the brakes on rest stop renovations over lack of funds

Interstate 70 near the exit to Providence Road in Columbia, Mo.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

MoDOT does not have enough money budgeted to finish reducing the number of rest areas along Missouri’s interstate highways.

A plan adopted 11 years ago called for reducing the number of facilities from 34 down to 24.  Today, there are 27 facilities open at 17 sites.

MoDOT Assistant Chief Engineer Don Hillis says it’ll take more than $96 million to finish the work.

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Weekend Traffic Update
2:41 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Several construction projects to impact weekend traffic in St. Louis

There will be several closures this weekend due to construction projects, mostly around downtown St. Louis and I-270 near I-44.
(via Flickr/Zahlm)

Several construction projects will impact traffic on metro area interstates this weekend, mainly around downtown St. Louis and I-270 near I-44.

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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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170 closure
12:08 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Interstate 170 closed at Delmar Blvd. this weekend

The Delmar bridge as it appeared to MoDOT inspectors on April 25, 2011. The bridge has been demolished, and construction of a new one will close all lanes of Interstate 170 at Delmar July 8-11.
(photo courtesy of MoDOT)

Interstate 170 at Delmar Boulevard will be closed this weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

Crews have to set girders and install portions of the driving surface of a new Delmar bridge.

 Andrew Gates, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation, says traffic will be detoured from the interstate up the ramps at Delmar and then back down onto the interstate.

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