Monday morning the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will begin work on an $18 million project to replace four bridges over Interstate 64.
MoDOT will close both Taylor and Newstead bridges shortly after rush hour and they will remain closed until November.
MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker says in addition to relieving traffic congestion, the work will lay a foundation for economic development in the area.
If you’re dropping someone off at Lambert Airport Monday morning expect a welcome surprise.
Months of roadwork has been completed and detours in front of baggage claim at Lambert’s Terminal 1 are coming to an end.
“So, it’s back to normal for our travelers as well as those picking up passengers,” Airport Spokesman Jeff Lea said.
Passenger pickup and most of the of the ground transportation loading areas are back to normal, too.
The majority of lower level exits will reopen Monday, as well, but some work will continue on the west end of the roadway.
Last night the East-West Gateway Council of Governments wrapped up a series of open houses for Missouri residents who have questions about the agency’s $2 billion transportation plan.
Earlier this month the organization that oversees regional ground transportation projects released its funding report for the next three fiscal years.
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