MoDOT to close westbound Highway 40 at Missouri River this weekend for repairs -

MoDOT to close westbound Highway 40 at Missouri River this weekend for repairs

(KMOV) – Several road projects in the coming days and weeks will affect traffic in the St. Louis area.

Transportation crews shut down lanes on westbound Highway 40 at Interstate 270 Monday night, and will begin more work on the Boone Bridge this weekend.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing Route 40 at the Missouri River (Daniel Boone Bridge) for more repair work September 17-20, 2010.

This closure with affect those heading from Chesterfield to St. Charles County, people heading to the wineries and those planning to attend the Von Maur grand opening.

Fans headed to the Mizzou home game against San Diego State will also be impacted.

Crews will close westbound Route 40/61, and all access to St. Charles County from Route 40/61, at 8 p.m. Friday Sept. 17 and will reopen the route by 5 a.m. the following Monday. Access to St. Charles County via I-70, Route 364, and Route 370 will remain open.

The detour for the closure is I-270 to I-70 or using Route 364 to Route 94. 

Those returning to St. Louis can use eastbound Route 40/61 over the river.

During this closure, crews will continue to reset bearings, replace expansion joints and repair splice plates on the bridge to ensure that the 1930s-era Boone Bridge remains safe for the 75,000 vehicles which use it daily.

Work may be cancelled if there is a significant amount of rain forecast. There may be additional short-term closures required after this work is complete.

To avoid work zones, plan ahead by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visiting

Travelers can get up-to-the-minute traffic information on interstates or major state routes by dialing 5-1-1 from most cell phones.

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