Road Work Closes I-70 Downtown

The celebration’s in Seattle but in St. Louis and elsewhere it’s heading home time from thousands of Super Bowl parties.

Police and public safety officials are calling for caution driving home.  They’re also encouraging hosts whose guests might have had a bit too much to call a cab for the overdone.

The roads are much improved but if you’re headed toward downtown on eastbound Interstate 70 there is no road tonight.

Eastbound I-70 at the arch is closed from Pine Street to the Poplar Street Bridge for overnight road work.

Westbound 70 is not affected.

Eastbound “70” will reopen one lane for the morning rush hour but full service isn’t likely to resume until a bit before Monday.

For Monday afternoon’s rush hour, it’s full service on “70” downtown.

Tonight, the detour for eastbound “70” at the arch is Memorial Drive but it was never designed to carry an interstate load.  It will back up.

A detour well short of the depressed lanes is strongly recommended.

– Bob Hamilton, KMOX News

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