Travis Zimpfer

St. Louis (KMOX) – Construction continues on the new Delmar Boulevard Bridge, and while the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is making progress, they’re also making a big headache for St. Louis drivers.

MoDOT will close the northbound I-170 Ramp at Delmar at 5 a.m. on Monday, and a week later, they’ll be closing the southbound ramps. They will replace the existing pavement on the ramps and connect them to the new bridge. Each side-project is expected to take up to two weeks.

During the northbound ramp closure, westbound Delmar drivers will still be able to get to McKnight and I-170. But after the southbound ramps close, no one will be able to go from Delmar to southbound I-170 or vice versa.

But don’t worry about construction delays, MoDOT’s Andrew Gates says there haven’t been many hiccups in the project’s construction which has been going on since May 20.

“I would say that construction on this bridge is going relatively smoothly,” he said.

The new bridge is expected to open before Labor Day.

If you want to find out how these closings affect you, visit MoDOT’s site here.

Copyright KMOX 2011


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