SOUTH ST. LOUIS ( – Construction on a stretch of I-44 in South City began Monday.

Crews will started year two of repairing and replacing bridges. The stretch of I-44 is from Grand to Kingshighway, and three other bridges will see significant repairs.

Starting at 9 a.m. March 18, crews closed one lane on eastbound I-44. Between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. crews will close an additional lane. 

Then, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 23, crews will close the Vandeventer ramp to I-44 westbound and the Grand ramp to I-44 westbound. The Vandeventer ramp will be closed for the remainder of the year while the Grand ramp will reopen in three months. 

Drivers should expect periodic lane and ramp closures while crews are working. Once the bridge repairs are done, crews will be repaving the entire stretch of interstate, which is planned for spring 2020.

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