MoDOT to close I-70 this weekend to remove pedestrian bridge

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drivers heading to activities downtown or to Illinois this weekend should use I-64, I-55, I-44 or Metro as MoDOT will close a section of I-70 north of St. Louis City.

In addition, the express lanes close Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 am and will remain closed for a month.

During the closure, crews will be removing the pedestrian bridge over the interstate north of Madison Street.

Crews will close I-70 in both directions between Salisbury and Madison, starting at 8:00 pm. The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will remain open, but drivers will only be able to exit into the city at Tucker.

Specifically, crews will close:
· The ramps from Biddle Street and 3rd Street to eastbound I-44 will close, starting at 7:30 pm Friday, December 14th.
· Eastbound I-70 and westbound I-44 at Salisbury at 8:00 pm Friday, December 14th.
· Eastbound I-44 and westbound I-70 at the Madison Street/St. Louis Avenue exit at 8:30 pm Friday, December 14th.

Detours for the interstate closure will be marked.

Two lanes of westbound I-70/westbound I-44 closure (going towards St. Louis City) will reopen by noon Saturday, December 15th. The remaining lanes and those on westbound I-70 will reopen by 5:00 am Monday, December 17th.

The express lanes will reopen in mid-January.