I-70 reopens following weekend construction

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by Stephanie Baumer and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 6:28 AM

(KMOV.com) – A portion of a popular downtown interstate has reopened following weekend construction.

When drivers turn onto Interstate 70 between Pine St. and the Poplar St. Bridge, they will notice the Walnut Street Bridge is gone.

Several ramps on I-70 have also been changed after construction.

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises drivers pay close attention to all signs posted on the road.

The demolishing was part of a plan to build a park over I-70 to connect downtown St. Louis with the area around the Gateway Arch, which sits on the other side of the interstate.

People can watch live video of the on-going construction on the Walnut Street Bridge by clicking here.

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