I-64 to remain closed through Monday morning | St. Louis Public Radio

I-64 to remain closed through Monday morning

Jun 24, 2012

If you use Interstate 64 westbound to get to work in the morning, you'll need to find alternate routes.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will be unable to re-open the westbound lanes of the highway on the double decker structure before rush hour tomorrow morning because repairs were more extensive than anticipated.

MoDOT says crews will be working around the clock to finish the repair and resurfacing work by Tuesday's morning rush. The work involves removing a top layer of the driving surface, then using water pressure to prepare the road for a new surface. Crews also chip out and repair bad spots in the concrete, and they were widespread in the downtown stretch of westbound I-64.

A final determination on when the road will open will be made Monday morning. Commuters trying to get downtown should use the McKinley, Martin Luther King, Eads or Jefferson Barracks bridges, or use MetroLink.