MoDOT anticipates closing Route 141 at I-44 due to flooding Friday morning

MoDOT anticipates closing Route 141 at I-44 due to flooding Friday morning

MoDOT anticipates closing Route 141 at I-44 due to flooding Friday morning

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation is prepared to close Route 141 underneath the Interstate 44 interchange in Valley Park early Friday morning, April 29.

Based upon current river stage predictions by the National Weather Service, Route 141 is expected to flood overnight due to the rising water of the Meramec River. The closure of Route 141 may occur prior to or during
Friday morning peak traffic times.  Motorists are encouraged to listen to local media for up to date details on highway closures. Crews will reopen the interchange as soon as waters recede and the road becomes safe to travel.

Recommended east-west alternate routes to take are Route 340 (Olive Boulevard), Route 100 (Manchester Road), Route 30 (Gravois Road) and Route 21(Tesson Ferry Road).

Motorists traveling north-south can use Interstate 270 or Highway 61/67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) as recommended alternate routes.

There are additional closures of sections of state roads across the region due to flooding. MoDOT continues to monitor roads across the region and may close further roads, if needed for the safety of the traveling public.

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