Motorists planning to use Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis this weekend, or travel on the Poplar Street Bridge, may need to find an alternative route.
Here's the Missouri Department of Transportation's summary of the specifics:
Despite the onslaught of rain and thunderstorms, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it will move ahead with planned road closures over the weekend.
Several interstate lanes and ramps will be closed while dozens of repairs to the roadways are made.
Deanna Venker, with MoDOT, says the numerous closures might seem like they’d cause a huge headache, but they will actually reduce the impact on drivers.
“We’re trying to incorporate as much work as we can in to these closures when we have to do them,” Venker said.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say work on the Poplar Street Bridge will start this spring and continue into the fall.
The work will involve resurfacing the bridge deck and will result in lane closures and traffic delays.
Deanna Venker is an area engineer for MoDOT. She says the work could not be delayed until the completion of the new Mississippi River bridge in 2014.
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