ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — If you’re planning to head west out of St. Louis this weekend, a major highway is going to be unavailable to you.
MoDOT crews will start shutting down lanes of the Boone Bridge that carries Interstate-64 over the Missouri River early Sunday, and by 7 a.m. the entire westbound span will be closed.
“After that time there will be no access to St. Charles County from St. Louis County on I-64,” MoDOT’s spokesman Andrew Gates said. However, he expects the bridge to be open by Sunday night.
Drivers looking for ways around the closure are being directed to use Interstate 70, 370 or the Page Avenue extension. And just a reminder, Sunday’s closure only affects westbound traffic on the Boone Bridge.
Gates says this is a departure from past methods which included only partial shutdowns of the bridge.
“The bridge is very very narrow. Its three lanes and our guys are going out there several times to do these inspections and its just isn’t safe for them.”
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