Missouri voters would be asked to approve a 1-cent sales tax to fund roads, bridges and other modes of transportation under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the state House.
The long winter has taken its toll on local roads in the form of potholes.
The Republican candidates for governor agree that using private investment for public infrastructure may be the best way to complete large road construction projects in the state.
MoDOT says it is postponing the closure until the next weekend: February 8th and 9th, because the prep-work won’t be done in time.
MoDOT says it will close all lanes of I-70 between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge Friday evening.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will have several lane closures on I-64 in St. Louis City and on the Poplar Street Bridge that will impact weekend traffic in the area.
Officials say westbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane between 18th Street and 9th Street in East St. Louis Wednesday, weather permitting.
Work for the next several months will center around access to the Martin Luther King Bridge, and work on Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive between Pine and the MLK bridge.
MoDOT will have multiple lanes closed and some ramp closures the next three nights on Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Missouri River Bridge.
The right lane on eastbound 64 at Jefferson will remain as an exit only for Jefferson Avenue until mid-August.