Missouri Department of Transportation
MoDOT will close I-44 from Broadway near the Edward Jones Dome to the Poplar Street Bridge.
Missouri officials have added money for streetcars in Kansas City and more highway projects around the state.
“Mo Eyes on the Road” will target parents and teenagers through social media, online and printed information and public service announcements.
Traffic to the north will be shifted after the ramp reopens.
State transportation officials plan to release a list of projects by June 13 that could be funded if Missouri voters approve a sales tax increase.
If it’s a bit annoying, MoDOT officials say that’s the point.
MoDOT says the closure is necessary while girders are installed for a new overpass at Walnut Street.
Project Director Randy Hitt says everything from surface repairs to snow removal will be simplified.
Transportation officials will celebrate the completion of the bridge on February 8, 2014 and open it up for the traffic the next morning.
Temperatures were 40 degrees colder than Wednesday, when much of Missouri basked in weather in the 60s.