In St. Louis City, all lanes of eastbound Interstate 64 will close from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m., Friday evening, July 15. The interstate will reopen by 3 p.m., Sunday, in time for the U2 concert held at Busch Stadium. Use I-70 or I-55 as alternate routes this weekend during the closure. Motorists heading to the concert need to get downtown early and allow extra time for your commute.
Crews will perform earthquake retrofit work during this interstate closure. They will make repairs on the bridge's eastbound driving surface. The work has to be done this weekend to stay on schedule, which is part of an on-going process to maintain the bridges along I-64 and strengthen them to withstand an earthquake.
Two left lanes on the eastbound Poplar Street Bridge will also close starting at 8 p.m., Friday evening until 3 p.m., Sunday. Two right lanes on the westbound Poplar Street Bridge will close starting 7 p.m., Friday evening until 3 p.m., Sunday. Crews will perform bridge deck repairs and painting work.
MoDOT strongly urges motorists to use alternate routes to get to into downtown, such as the Eads, McKinley or Martin Luther King bridges or to use the Interstate 270/255.
Various lanes on both eastbound and westbound Interstate 44 at Jamieson Avenue will also close from 7 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday. Crews will remove the driving surface on the Jamieson Bridge to begin the bridge deck replacement project. The Jamieson Avenue Bridge closed on Wednesday, July 13. Motorists are urged to use Interstate 44 to Hampton to detour around the bridge closure.
Metrolink and Metrobus are great transportation options to get in and out of downtown St. Louis. For travel information, go to modot.org or call 1-888-ASK MoDOT. For real time traffic, visit gatewayguide.com