(KMOV) -- MoDOT is scheduled to close one eastbound lane of the Blanchette Bridge each day this week through Thursday. As a result, drivers should expect both slowdowns and congestion during their daily commute.
The closures will begin Monday morning as a part of the company's annual safety inspection check. MoDOT uses these safety checks to ensure no emergency work needs to be completed on the bridge.
Work on the Blanchette Bridge will begin Monday on the right, eastbound lane of the bridge.
Inspection on the westbound lanes of the Blanchette Bridge will begin on August 15, with lanes being closed two at a time.