Warmer weather this month has the Missouri Department of Transportation zeroing in on St. Louis potholes. For the month of March, maintenance crews have pledged to respond to any pothole complaint within 24 hours.
Tom Blair, the assistant district engineer for MoDOT in St. Louis, said catching potholes now will make MoDOT’s job easier down the road.
" Because the temperatures are warming up, we’re not going to see that re-freeze that’s going to cause the potholes to come back out. So, if we fix them now, they’re likely to stay fixed for quite a while," he said.
The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.
Drivers traveling on Interstate 64 in both directions this weekend will face lane closures and possible delays.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all the lanes and ramps on eastbound I-64 between Jefferson and 6th Street at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The ramps from Pine St., Forest Park Ave. and Ewing to eastbound I-64 will close at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has canceled a planned weekend closure of eastbound Interstate 64 between Jefferson and the Poplar Street Bridge because the forecast includes a chance of ice.