ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A lot of work will be happening on I-64 downtown this weekend — work that could be complicated by the baseball playoffs.
Should the Cardinals knock off the Braves in Friday’s one-game showdown in Atlanta, they would move on to face the top-seeded Washington National in the NLDS.
That game would be played Sunday at Busch Stadium, with a start time yet to be determined.
Here’s where it gets interesting and has transportation officials keeping an eye on what happens in baseball’s post-season.
MoDOT crews are scheduled to shut down all eastbound lanes of I-64 from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 pm Friday, and lasting through the weekend.
But MoDOT officials say if the Cardinals do indeed vanquish the Braves and move on to the next round, they’ll suspend work on the double deck lanes and open I-64 for baseball traffic.
A release from MoDOT goes on to say they “will continue to work with the Cardinals as they go through the post-season; for instance, scheduled work will be adjusted around any post-season home games. Eastbound work should not significantly impact home games for the Rams, nor should it impact other scheduled events in and around the downtown area”.
After this weekend 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, although specific dates for those closures have not been determined at this time.