Spirit of St. Louis Bridge closed over I-64 for 30 days

1:19 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 64 will be closed for 30 days beginning next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation said Monday.

According to Linda Wilson Horn, a MoDOT spokeswoman, crews will be raising the existing bridge so it no longer has low clearance issues for vehicles on I-64. From Monday, July 8 to Wednesday, August 7 motorists will need to use Boone's Crossing to access North Outer Road.

The westbound I-64 exit at Spirit of St. Louis will remain open throughout those 30 days. Traffic on the North Outer Road will be available but limited, Horn said.

A traffic signal will allow only one directional movement at a time adjacent to the work zone at the Spirit of St. Louis Blvd Bridge.

During most of the 30-day closure, the ramp of the Spirit of St. Louis Blvd to eastbound I-64 will be closed. Motorists can use Long Road or Boone's Crossing to access eastbound I-64, Horn said.

The construction is a part of the overall $110.9 million new I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge. The bridge is expected to be finished by December 2015.

For more information on the project, visit MoDOT.org/BooneBridge.


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