Southbound I-270 ramp to eastbound I-44 closed Saturday, Sunday - KMOV.com

Southbound I-270 ramp to eastbound I-44 closed Saturday, Sunday

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor Millstone Bangert will close the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 44 to southbound Interstate 270 Friday night, weather permitting.

Crews will also close the southbound I-270 exit ramp to eastbound I-44 this weekend. Both exit ramps will be closed due to the close distance to the work zone on southbound I-270 at I-44 and Rott Road. Crews will have temporary lane closures on southbound I-270 between I-44 and Gravois Road (Route 30) this weekend for bridge rehabilitation.

Here's the breakdown:

On Friday, July 15th, at 9 p.m. to Monday, July 18th at 5 a.m., the ramp from eastbound I-44 to southbound I-270 will be closed.

On Friday, July 15th at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 18th at 5 a.m., two lanes of southbound I-270 between I-44 and Gravois Road will close, leaving only two lanes on southbound I-270 open to traffic.

On Saturday, July 16th at 10 p.m. to Sunday, July 17th at 5 a.m., the southbound I-270 exit ramp to eastbound I-44 will be closed.

Suggested weekend detour routes:

During the weekend lane closures on southbound I-270, motorists can use Route 141 as an alternative.

During the closure of the eastbound I-44 ramp to southbound I-270, motorists can use the Lindbergh exit (US 61/67) to Gravois (Route 30) to southbound I-270.

During the closure of the southbound I-270 exit ramp to eastbound I-44, motorists are advised to continue south on I-270 and exit at Gravois (Route 30) to northbound I-270 and exit to eastbound I-44.  Detour signs will be placed to help drivers navigate the alternative routes.

All work is expected to be complete by 5 a.m. Monday, July 18th.  Some lanes will be shifted and others narrowed.  The speed limit in the work zones will be 45 miles per hour.

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