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Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808

August 28, 2017 01:25 PM
MoDOT to close westbound I-44 between Stan Musial VMB, I-55 split overnight Friday

ST. LOUIS – People trying to get an early start heading out of town for Labor Day or heading downtown Friday night to Saturday morning should consider taking Metro or allow themselves extra time as MoDOT will close more than two miles of westbound I-44 in the city.

Crews are closing the interstate to remove barrier wall and restripe lanes after completing work on the construction project on westbound I-44/southbound I-55 over 3rd Street.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, September 1, 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 9 p.m. Friday, September 1:

  • 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 noon, Saturday, September 2.

When the lanes reopen:

  • All four lanes will be available on westbound I-44/southbound I-55 between the Poplar Street Bridge and the I-44/I-55 split,
  • Both lanes will be open on the ramp from westbound I-64 (the Poplar Street Bridge) to westbound I-44/southbound I-55,
  • The ramp from 7th Street/Park onto westbound I-44/southbound I-55 will be open.

To detour from 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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