MoDOT postpones closure of westbound I-70 in downtown St. Louis - KMOV.com

MoDOT postpones closure of westbound I-70 in downtown St. Louis

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(KMOV.com) – A portion of I-70 between Pine St. and the Poplar St. Bridge before road construction closed the road for the weekend. By Stephanie Baumer (KMOV.com) – A portion of I-70 between Pine St. and the Poplar St. Bridge before road construction closed the road for the weekend. By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will not close all lanes of westbound Interstate 70 in part of downtown St. Louis this weekend as originally planned.

MoDOT had initially planned to close all westbound I-70 lanes from 8 p.m. Friday until around noon Saturday between Pine Street and the Poplar Street Bridge. 

Those planes have been pushed back to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The lanes will now reopen by noon, Sunday, Feb. 9.

During the closure, the eastbound lanes will also be closed for up to 15 minutes at a time. The Eads Bridge also will be shut down for the same period.

MoDOT will detour westbound traffic, but motorists who can use alternatives such as Interstate 64 or Interstate 44 are encouraged to do so.

MoDOT says the closure is necessary while girders are installed for a new overpass at Walnut Street. 

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