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Weekend travel
7:53 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Traffic tips for your weekend

Traffic on I-70 in downtown St. Louis.

Got somewhere to be in St. Louis this weekend? Here are a few traffic notes from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Metro.

From MoDOT:

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Weekend construction
12:01 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Traveling this weekend? Keep these closures in mind

(via Flickr/Mykl Roventine)

It's another busy construction weekend in St. Louis, and that means lane closures throughout the weekend. Here are the big ones from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

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Red light cameras
1:58 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Judge again rejects red light cameras in St. Louis city

A judge has thrown out the city of St. Louis' ordinance that allows the use of red light cameras.
(via Flickr/functoruser)

Updated at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday with copy of Judge Neill's order.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday  with comments from the city.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday with comments from plaintiff's attorney, more information on the ruling.

A St. Louis circuit court judge has ruled that the city's red light camera ordinance is both unconstitutional and violates state law.

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Grand viaduct
3:13 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned

The Feb. 15, 2012 photo shows the progress of construction on the new Grand Ave. viaduct in Midtown. It's expected to open to traffic about a month late because of construction delays.
(via Twitter/St. Louis Board of Public Service)

St. Louis city officials say the new viaduct that will carry Grand Blvd. over the railroad tracks in Midtown won't open to limited travel until the middle of June.

Crews had been hoping to open one lane of traffic in each direction by mid-May, says city Board of Public Service president Rich Bradley. But construction crews encountered poor soil conditions and a water line when they began digging.

"You dig in the ground in the Mill Creek Valley there, you can find just about anything," Bradley said.

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Weekend road closures
10:09 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Lanes of I-64 in both directions will be closed this weekend

(via Flickr/Mykl Roventine)

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.

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Blanchette closures
3:28 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Blanchette Bridge closures start tonight

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A friendly reminder to St. Charles drivers - overnight lane closures will start on the Blanchette Bridge tonight.

The closures are needed in preparation for the major rehabilitation of the bridge's westbound span, which is expected to start in 2012. The current work will move utilities from the westbound bridge to the eastbound lanes.

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Traffic Deaths
1:40 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo. traffic deaths dropped under 800 in 2011

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the annual number of traffic deaths in the state continues to decline.

The patrol says 773 people died in 2011, a 5 percent reduction from the 821 people killed in 2010.

It was the first year since 1949 that Missouri has had fewer than 800 fatalities from traffic accidents.

In 2005, 1,257 people died in traffic accidents in the state. That number has decreased every year since then. The patrol reports that seven people died in traffic accidents in Missouri in the first days of 2012.

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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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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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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