Poplar Street Bridge

William L. Clay
10:10 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House Votes To Name Part Of Poplar St. Bridge For Clay

The Missouri House has voted to name part of a bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis for former U.S. House member William L. Clay.
 
The designation would honor the Democratic congressman who represented St. Louis in the House for 16 terms. He was first elected in 1968.
 
The Missouri House bill would put Clay's name on the Missouri portion of the Poplar Street Bridge, which carries Interstates 55, 64 and 70 between downtown St. Louis and southwestern Illinois. Private donations would pay for signs with Clay's name.
 

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Poplar Street Bridge
3:27 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Illinois OK's Funding For Poplar Street Bridge Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn has promised $25 million for Illinois's share of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.
via Flickr/binkle_28

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has promised his state's share of the $80 million needed to widen and upgrade the Poplar Street Bridge.

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Poplar Street Bridge
5:13 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

East-West Gateway Signs Off On Poplar Street Bridge Upgrades

The Poplar Street Bridge.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has signed off on a set of upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.

The improvements include a two-lane ramp from northbound I-55 and the addition of a fifth eastbound lane to the bridge.

Jim Wild is the Assistant Executive Director at East-West. He says the way the bridge is currently constructed leads to daily traffic backups.

"As you go eastbound on I-64, we drop from 3 lanes down to two lanes, and then it increases to 4 lanes over the bridge and that creates a choke point," Wild said.

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Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis
3:12 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis this weekend

The Poplar Street Bridge near downtown St. Louis
(Creative Commons photo)

People trying to get into downtown St. Louis this weekend will again have some traffic issues to deal with. 


For the second straight week, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 64 from the Poplar Street Bridge to 21stStreet. In addition, the Broadway, 10thStreet and 14thStreet entrance ramps will also be shut down. MoDOT crews are still replacing the driving surface on the double-deck, elevated highway.

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Economy
4:52 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Illinois and Missouri agree on Poplar Street Bridge upgrades

Lane and ramp upgrade designs for Poplar Street Bridge vincinity
HDR Engineering

Illinois and Missouri officials appear to agree on a series of phased upgrades to the Poplar Street Bridge.

The plan would add a third eastbound I-64 lane over the bridge, as well as provide a two-lane onramp from northbound I-55.

MoDOT District Engineer Ed Hassinger says the $80 million in upgrades will go a long way toward smoothing the flow of traffic over the Mississippi.   

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Poplar Street Bridge / St. Louis Traffic
4:54 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

MoDOT to close nearly all lanes of I-64 off Poplar St. bridge this weekend

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing nearly all lanes of Interstate 64 leading on and off the Poplar Street Bridge Saturday.

Expect extra drive-time, says MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker, if you're driving over the Poplar Street Bridge this Saturday. Venker says all westbound and two eastbound lanes on I-64 will close between I-55 and Jefferson Ave.

"We are doing bridge deck repair, we will also be doing seismic retrofitting at the western edge of the bridge and we are replacing bearings on the eastern side of the bridge," Venker said.

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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I-70 Closure Downtown This Weekend
1:32 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

All-lane closure of I-70 in downtown St. Louis Oct. 6-12

View I-70 Downtown Closure - Oct. 6-12 2011 in a larger map

A map of the closure area can be seen above.

Heading to the Roger Daltry concert at the Peabody or the Blues' opening game this weekend? Or were you thinking of cruising around downtown for any other reason from Oct. 6-12? Well, if your travel plans include using Interstate 70 between 10th St. and the Poplar Street Bridge, we offer the friendly suggestion to find an alternate route.

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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-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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