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Another I-64 Closure Starts Tonight

SLPR news
MoDot says I-64 will close from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Friday evening, July 15.

Weather permitting, all lanes and ramps on eastbound I-64 between Jefferson Avenue and the Poplar

Street Bridge will be closed starting at 8 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. on Monday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says crews will be working on the section of the double deck structure just over I-55 and the depressed lanes of I-70 downtown.

Deanna Venker with MoDOT says they’re worried about the weather forecast for Sunday evening, which could affect the Monday evening rush.

“We’re going to go ahead and move forward with our project this weekend, and get as much done as we can,” said Venker.  “And then Monday morning, if it rains on Sunday evening, we’ll have one lane closed, which is pretty traditional in the morning, but we will have one lane closed across the deck for evening rush hour on Monday.”

In the event of rain, Venker says I-64 will be open for traffic by Tuesday morning.

During this weekend’s closure, drivers are being urged to take Jefferson to eastbound I-44 and follow the interstate back to the Poplar Street Bridge.

This is the second of three weekend closures on eastbound I-64 this month.

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