MoDOT: Downtown I-64 project will affect commuters until end of -

MoDOT: Downtown I-64 project will affect commuters until end of year

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

ST. LOUIS, Missouri ( -- The Missouri Department of Transportation has begun work on the I-64 double deck structure in downtown St. Louis, a project that will have a major impact on traffic until the end of this year.

The work is to remove and replace the driving surface on the double deck portion of I-64 and to replace the deteriorated joints on the 50-year-old roadway.

The project will require permanent lane closures on the bridge and several weekend interstate closures throughout 2012, including a closure of westbound I-64 this weekend starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday.  The interstate will reopen by 9 a.m. Sunday, April 29.  

In addition, the ramp from Broadway to westbound I-64, just past Busch Stadium, will be closed from April 27 until October.  Drivers can use the 10th Street and 14th Street ramps to access I-64 westbound.

One lane will be closed, around the clock, on westbound I-64 from April 29 to late August. Crews will have two of the three lanes closed during non-peak hours.

Work on westbound I-64 will require approximately 10 full weekend closures to complete.

Work will then begin on eastbound I-64 in late August and continue through late October.  It will also require a full lane closure, around the clock, on eastbound I-64.

Work on eastbound I-64 will also require approximately three full interstate closures.   

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