Missouri Department of Transportation
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.
You can find out more about how crews plan to “slide over” the eastbound lanes of the Poplar Street Bridge at a meeting set for Thursday night.
Combined, the airports contribute more than 100,000 jobs with a payroll of $3.1 billion.
Marie Elliott with the Missouri Department of Transportation says the department had drivers out all morning spreading brine to melt down any icy spots.
MoDOT’s Interim District Engineer Greg Horne says annual funding has gone from $1.3 billion a few years ago to a projected annual budget of $430,000.
“Sometimes if we hadn’t done that before, the first time out we had broken hoses, and, you know, different connections that wouldn’t work properly”
As the opening of the new diverging diamond interchange nears, MoDOT will open several ramps at I-70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive.