MoDOT Closes Eastbound I-64 Downtown Overnight Saturday

Motorists have several options to avoid delays

October 12, 2012 | 2 min reading time

 The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Penhall Company, will close all lanes and ramps on eastbound I-64 downtown between Jefferson and the Poplar Street Bridge on the double deck structure, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

All work is weather permitting.

One eastbound lane will reopen by 6 a.m. Sunday.  In addition, the 14th Street ramp will remain closed.  Crews will open a second eastbound lane by 2 p.m. Monday.

During this next portion of the project, drivers will be on the two left lanes of eastbound I-64.  The right lane will be closed around the clock, and the center lane will be closed daily from 8 p.m. until 2 p.m. the following day.

The detour around the closure will be to take Jefferson Avenue to eastbound I-44.  Drivers may also choose to use the MLK, Eads, McKinley, Chain of Rocks or Jefferson Barracks bridges to avoid additional delays.

Crews will be starting work to remove and replace the driving surface on the right lane of eastbound I-64.  The Pine Street and Forest Park Avenue ramps to eastbound I-64 remain closed around the clock until November.

The 14th Street ramp from eastbound I-64 is projected to remain open only between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  There are some around the clock closures scheduled for 14th Street, depending on weather, but the dates for those closures have not yet been determined.

The 6th Street ramp and 11th Street ramp from eastbound I-64 also have periodic closures scheduled.  Both ramps will not be closed at the same time.  Both ramps will normally be open between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

The ramp from 6th Street to eastbound I-64 will remain open.  There may be short-duration closures of the ramp (up to two hours) if crews are working on the steel plates at the top of the ramp.

MoDOT will continue to work with the Cardinals as they go through the post season; for instance, scheduled work will be adjusted around any post-season home games.  Eastbound work should not significantly impact home games for the Rams, nor should it impact other scheduled events in and around the downtown areas.  

All temporary barrier on the double deck structure is scheduled to be removed by November 1.  After that date, only weekend work is planned for the double deck structure downtown.

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