St. Charles County, MO (KSDK) - We're just a month or two away the start of construction on the new Daniel Boone Bridge on Interstate 64.
On Tuesday night drivers got another look at plans to remove the existing westbound bridge, which is nearly 80-years-old.
During construction, the old westbound bridge will remain open to ease traffic congestion, but a new bridge will be built upstream.
Once the new bridge is complete eastbound I-64 traffic will use the new bridge and westbound traffic will be shifted to what's now the eastbound bridge.
"We're going to have four lanes open as soon as its built we're going to have the ability to re-stripe it for five lanes and really even six lanes if you move the shared use path to another structure so we feel like we have the capacity for traffic not only for the next decade but for several decades," said project director Jim Gremaud.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed by 2015.