MoDOT will close a section of Interstate 55 in South St. Louis City this weekend to remove the Holly Hills Bridge. I-55 will be closed in both directions from Carondelet to 4500 Broadway starting at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 18. Motorists are encouraged to use I-44 as an alternate route. This work will not be affected by weather.
This construction is part of the Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement Project to remove and replace the Holly Hills and Delor Bridges. Both of them were built in the early 1960s and have deteriorated beyond the point of simply repairing the bridges. The Delor Bridge remains closed and it was removed in mid-March. Both bridges are expected to reopen in early October 2011.