Road construction forcing Riverfest attendees consider alternate -

Road construction forcing Riverfest attendees consider alternate routes

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( – Road construction could make it difficult for drivers to attend Fourth of July celebrations in St. Charles this weekend.

A maze of orange cones on Fifth Street is causing traffic backups and forcing people to turn around, which could hurt attendance at Riverfest.

Riverfest organizers are working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to add additional signage on Interstate 70. They are also encouraging visitors to use alternate routes into St. Charles.

Organizers said the festival will go on as planned and crews have been busy working to setup for the event.

Due to recent flooding, the Carnival had to be moved to Bishop’s Landing.

Festivities start at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music, food and vendors.

Alternate routes to get to Riverfest include: Highway 370 to Third Street from the north, Highway 364 to Arena Parkway to South Main Street (entering the historic district due east of the Streets of St. Charles) and alternate interchanges off I-70, including First Capitol Drive, Zumbehl Road and Cave Springs (accessing the north and south service roads off the interstate).

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