Interstate 70 to close downtown this weekend -

Interstate 70 to close downtown this weekend

ST. LOUIS (KMOV)-- Interstate 70 will closed this weekend to knock down the Madison Street bridge over the interstate.

The department will close the interstate and all ramps between the Poplar Street Bridge and St. Louis Avenue.

 MoDOT will start reducing lanes and closing ramps on I-70 starting at 7 p.m. Friday and will completely close the interstate at 8 p.m. The interstate and ramps will be completely open by 5 a.m. Monday.

To get around the interstate closure, eastbound drivers must use a combination of 10th and 11th Streets, Cole Street, South Broadway Street, Chestnut Street and Memorial Drive. Westbound drivers will use a combination of Memorial Drive, Washington Avenue, North Broadway, North Market and 10th Street. The detour around the work will be marked. However, since much of the detour is on roads with signals, drivers should make every effort to avoid the area, if possible, using I-70 between I-170 and I-64 for local traffic only.


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