ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It won’t be the snow that stops traffic on Interstate 70 in downtown St. Louis a week from Friday.
The Missouri Department of Transplantation says it will close all lanes of I-70 between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge Friday January 17th through the morning of the 20th.
Crews will be demolishing the Walnut Street Bridge as part of preparations for the CityArchRiver Park Over the Highway project.
The Eads Bridge will also be closed while the interstate is closed to ensure that interstate traffic moves.
Motorists are advised to use I-64, I-55 or I-44 to get into and out of downtown during the I-70 closure.
The detour for the eastbound interstate closure will be to take the Pine Street exit, follow southbound Memorial Drive and get on either the Poplar Street Bridge or I-55/I-44.
The detour for the westbound interstate will be to exit onto northbound Memorial Drive and continue on 3rd Street to the ramp to westbound I-70 at the Martin Luther King Bridge.
The Eads Bridge will also be closed while the interstate is closed to ensure that interstate traffic moves smoothly.