Road construction on I-270 causes major confusion for drivers - KMOV.com

Road construction on I-270 causes major confusion for drivers

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(KMOV) – Road construction caused several problems for commuters since consruction began on Interstate 270 over the weekend.

One car was so confused by the lane shifts on northbound I-270 at I-44 that it stopped in the middle of the interstate.

Other drivers reported seeing cars making mad dashes across lanes.

The problem stems from awkwardly rerouted lanes. An overhead sign hangs over one diverted lanes that tells drivers it is an exit only onto I-44, which is not true. Cars can stay in the right two lanes and stay on northbound I-270 past the first construction island, but will then have to shift back to the left. Drivers are simply confused about what to do.

Jack Wang with MODOT told News 4 Tuesday morning that changes are coming. The department wants to make the sign clearer for drivers. No word yet on the specifics.

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