KCI Construction was awarded the contract to build the “lid” over I-70 that stretches from the Old Courthouse to the Arch for $26.4 million.
The bill would put a grassy lid over the downtown depressed lanes of I-70 and reroute Memorial Drive.
Lanes will be closed Friday morning and again in the evening on I-70.
The accident occurred about 5 a.m. near the Manchester exit. Local media show the truck burning intensely before the blaze was extinguished.
A coroner says none of five men killed when their van repeatedly overturned on Interstate 70 near Vandalia was carrying identification.
Five passengers have been killed and six others injured in a roll over crash on I-70 just west of Vandalia, Illinois.
MoDOT expects to open the westbound portion of the bridge by late summer.
Motorists are advised to use Route 370 or Route 364 as alternate Missouri River crossings.
“Stan Musial Day” would be on November 21, Musial’s birthday if Republican Representative Dwight Scharnhorst has his way.
The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.