ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The Missouri Department of Transportation will have several lane closures on I-64 in St. Louis City and on the Poplar Street Bridge that will impact weekend traffic in the area.
In an effort to fix the peeling surface on the PSB, MODOT crews will close two lanes in each direction, starting westbound Friday night.
The department will be adjusting work so that lanes into the city will be open an hour before the scheduled Cardinal games and lanes out of the city will be open for at least an hour after Cardinal games for fans.
“This is just a temporary measure to hold us off for the next four years until we can get that permanently fixed,” said MODOT’s Deanna Venker about the repairs.
All work is weather permitting.
Planned work on I-64 this weekend includes:
- Friday, September 6, crews will be closing two left lanes on westbound I-64 at the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. At 12:01 Saturday, crews will close the left two lanes on eastbound I-64. At least one through lane on I-64 will remain open in both directions on the bridge and in the city. All lanes will reopen before 5 a.m. Monday.
- Saturday, September 7, crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the Poplar Street Bridge at 12:01 a.m. Crews will reopen the ramp before the end of the Cardinal games on Saturday and Sunday. They will close the ramp one hour after the end of the Cardinal games on each day. The ramp will reopen before 5 a.m. Monday.
- Saturday, September 7, crews will be shifting traffic on eastbound I-64 between Kingshighway and Boyle. Crews will close the two left lanes at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning. Crews will have at least two eastbound lanes open an hour before the start of Saturday’s game. Once the game starts, crews will close lanes again. All lanes are projected to be reopened by 5 a.m. Sunday. When the lanes reopen all three through lanes of traffic will be shifted to the right.
The Poplar Street Bridge work is part of a project to replace the driving surface on the bridge. It will require a second, similar lane closure next week. Details on that will be released when available.