MoDOT to shift eastbound I-44 traffic between Kingshighway and Grand, Friday

NOTE: MoDOT announced on Thursday that work will get pushed into Saturday, Dec. 1st due to weather, with the three eastbound traffic lanes shifted and the Vandeventer ramp open by Sunday morning.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Traffic congestion on eastbound I-44 between Kingshighway and Grand should ease a little as MoDOT shifts three eastbound lanes back to their normal location on Friday, Nov. 30th.

Weather permitting, crews will restripe the roadway and move three eastbound lanes back to the eastbound side of the interstate. In addition, crews will reopen the ramp from eastbound I-44 to Vandeventer.

The shift should be complete by Saturday morning, and should not significantly impact eastbound traffic until just before crews shift traffic. If weather delays the work, it will start Saturday, Dec. 1st and be complete by Sunday morning.

Drivers on westbound I-44 between Kingshighway and Grand remain in two lanes, as crews will need to move barrier wall and restripe lanes overnight as weather permits for the next two weeks. If weather permits, crews will be shifting barrier overnight between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am the following day.

All westbound lanes and the remaining eastbound lanes will reopen when that barrier is reset by about mid-December.

Once that is complete, all lanes between Kingshighway and Grand will remain open until early March 2019, when westbound traffic will shift to the eastbound lanes so work can begin on the westbound I-44 bridges between Kingshighway and Grand.