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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

June 13, 2017 11:14 AM
MoDOT closes westbound I-44 between Stan Musial VMB, I-55 split this weekend

ST. LOUIS – People heading to the Taste of Downtown or Father’s Day events in St. Louis City should consider taking Metro or allowing themselves extra time as MoDOT will close more than two miles of westbound I-44 in the city this weekend.

During the closure, crews will be removing and replacing pavement at the bottom of the Poplar Street bridge ramp to westbound I-44 /southbound I-55 and replacing joints along the bridge over 3rd Street.

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, MoDOT will close:

  • All lanes of westbound I-44 at the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to the Poplar Street Bridge;
  • All lanes of westbound I-44 and southbound I-55 from the Poplar Street Bridge to the I-44/I-55 split.

Drivers will only be able to continue on I-70 to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge or exit to Tucker.

In addition, the following will close at 7 p.m. Friday, June 16:

  • The I-70 express lanes.
  • The ramp from Washington Avenue to westbound I-44.
  • The South Memorial Drive ramp to westbound I-44/southbound I-55.
  • The ramp from the westbound Poplar Street Bridge to southbound I-55/westbound I-44.
  • The ramp from the westbound Poplar Street Bridge to Walnut/eastbound I-44.

All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning.

To detour from the westbound PSB to southbound I-55/westbound I-44, drivers should continue on I-64 and exit at 21st Street/Market. Then take Market to Jefferson and Jefferson south to the I-44 interchange.

To detour from I-70/westbound I-44, drivers should take Tucker to Lafayette to the I-55/I-44 interchange.

Work is weather permitting.


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