ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOV) -- Beginning Monday, MoDOT crews working on the new Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge will have once-a-day closures of I-64 for rock blasting adjacent to the eastbound lanes of I-64 at the St Charles County end of the bridge.
I-64 traffic will be slowed and potentially stopped for up to 10 minutes at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. weekdays for approximately one month.
At the time of the blast, local law enforcement vehicles and construction vehicles will slow I-64 traffic.
Eastbound traffic will be slowed starting at the Route 94 interchange and westbound traffic will be slowed starting at the Boone's Crossing interchange.
Entrance ramps at Missouri Research Park and Chesterfield Airport Road will be momentarily closed during the daily blasting operations.
In addition to the 5-10 minute disruption to I-64 traffic, KATY Trail users will also be stopped on the trail adjacent to the bridge.
The blasting work is necessary to build the new shared use path connecting the Katy Trail to the new eastbound bridge on the St Charles County end of the bridge.
Motorists are advised to slow down in the work zone and be prepared for these midday delays.
The new eastbound bridge will be opened to traffic in late 2014. In 2015, the current eastbound bridge will be rehabilitated and by the end of 2015, westbound I-64 traffic will be moved to this bridge and the current 1935 westbound bridge will be removed.
Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com for further updates.