(KMOV.com) – The Missouri Department of Transportation will one eastbound lane of Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge throughout the next two weeks to prepare for upcoming construction.
On July 5th and 6th, crews will close the inside lane of eastbound I-70 just after the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to work in the median, preparing for the future construction crossover. The closures will occur every weekday. The westbound lanes will close later this year.
The construction of the crossover will enable westbound traffic to get to the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge.
During the one year closure, all traffic will be using the eastbound bridge with three lanes in each direction. The week of July 9-12 and possibly the week of July 16-19, MoDOT’s bridge inspection crew will close one lane on the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge to conduct its biannual inspection. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This routine inspection is being performed now so traffic interruptions will not be necessary when I-70 traffic is utilizing the bridge during the westbound Blanchette work.
For more information about the I-70 Blanchette Bridge rehabilitization project, visit the project website.