St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all eastbound lanes on Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis beginning Wednesday night.
According to Andrew Gates, a MoDOT spokesman, I-64 will be closed between Jefferson Avenue and the Poplar Street Bridge so crews can remove the concrete barrier on the double-deck structure.
The eastbound lanes will be closed at 8 p.m. Wednesday. One lane will be reopened by 5:30 a.m. Thursday, along with the ramps from eastbound I-64 to 6th and 11th streets. All other lanes and ramps will reopen by 2 p.m. Thursday.
After Thursday, all eastbound I-64 lanes will open on weekdays between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for evening rush hour, Gates said. Portions of the roadway will be covered by steel plates while crews continue to work on replacing bridge joints.
Gates said the Pine Street and Forest Park Avenue ramps to eastbound I-64 will remain closed for at least a week until crews are able to complete work on the bridge joints at the top of the ramps.
MoDOT also scheduled the first of three weekend closures for eastbound I-64 in downtown St. Louis. All eastbound lanes and ramps between Jefferson Avenue and the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed between 8 p.m. Friday, November 2 and 5 a.m. Monday, November 5.
Drivers are advised to take Jefferson Avenue to eastbound I-44 and follow the interstate back to the Poplar Street Bridge as a detour.