ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Penhall Company, will close all lanes and ramps on eastbound I-64 downtown between Jefferson and the Poplar Street Bridge on the double deck structure, starting at 8 pm Friday, Oct. 5.
One eastbound lane and the 14th St. and 6th St. ramps will reopen by 5 am Monday, Oct. 8.
A second lane and the 11th St. ramp will reopen by 2 pm Monday, Oct. 8.
Also, the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed from 12:01 am Saturday, Oct. 6 until 2 pm as crews work overhead on eastbound I-64.
The detour around the closure will be Jefferson Ave. to eastbound I-44.
Drivers may also choose to use the MLK, Eads, McKinley, Chain of Rocks or Jefferson Barracks bridges to avoid the additional delays due to lane closures on the Poplar Street Bridge.
Crews will also close all lanes and ramps on westbound I-64 between the Poplar Street Bridge and Jefferson next Tuesday through Friday nights at 8 pm, scheduled to reopen by 5 am the following morning.
After this there will be three more weekend closures on eastbound I-64 to complete work to remove and replace the driving surface for the double deck structure before the end of the year.
MoDOT will work with the Cardinals for as long as they continue with post-season play; for instance scheduled work will be adjusted around any post-season home games.
Eastbound work is not expected to significantly impact home games for the Rams.