MoDOT to close I-170 lanes for Delmar bridge work on Friday - KMOV.com

MoDOT to close I-170 lanes for Delmar bridge work on Friday

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, Millstone Bangert, Inc., will close multiple lanes on Interstate 170 at the Delmar Boulevard Bridge between 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Crews will be constructing the center portion of the new bridge over I-170.

Crews will close one lane on northbound I-170 at the bridge at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Two lanes on northbound I-170 will remain open, as well as both ramps between Delmar Boulevard and northbound I-170.  Drivers will still be able to access eastbound Delmar from northbound I-170 during this work. All lanes should reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

Crews will close one lane on southbound I-170 at the bridge at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 and a second lane beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 18. One lane on southbound I-170 will remain open, as well as both ramps between Delmar Boulevard and southbound I-170.  Drivers will be able to access westbound Delmar from southbound I-170 during this work. All lanes should reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

Traffic levels on both the interstate and the detour routes are expected to be high; during the last closure in May, delays ranged from 10 to 15 minutes while crews had lanes closed.

This work is part of a $2.1 million dollar project to replace the Delmar Boulevard Bridge.  The new bridge is expected to be complete by September 1, 2011.
 

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