Recent uptick in accidents on I-270 connected to construction? - KMOV.com

Recent uptick in accidents on I-270 connected to construction?

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Officials are not sure if a recent increase in crashes along I-270 in north St. Louis County are tied to recent construction.

A two to three mile stretch of I-270 between New Florissant and New Halls Ferry has closed down ramps and forced drivers to take detours. Florissant police told News 4 there has been a recent uptick in accidents in that area, but they are not sure if it is connected to the roadwork.

“I went there today, I actually made two trips, each side, and I noticed a lot of people trying to exit there even though there are cones and barriers,” said Sgt Al Nothum with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Nothum said all the changes are well marked and drivers are given fair warning.

Officials said the project is only a few days away from being completed.

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