MoDOT to close portion of I-44/55 south of Poplar Street Bridge - KMOV.com

MoDOT to close portion of I-44/55 south of Poplar Street Bridge tonight

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Drivers traveling into downtown St. Louis overnight Friday should allow themselves extra time due to road closures.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of eastbound Interstate 44/northbound Interstate 55 south of the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. Friday.  At that time, crews will also close Interstate 44 at the exit to 7th and Park/Broadway.

The ramp from 12th and Geyer to eastbound Interstate 44/northbound Interstate 55 and the ramp from northbound Interstate 55 to Gravois will close at 7 p.m.

A marked detour will direct drivers around the closures.

During the closure, crews will remove barriers along the interstate and restripe the roadway to four lanes.

All lanes of expected to reopen by 7 p.m. Saturday.

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