ST. CHARLES, MO. (KSDK) -- For the first time in more than 9 months, all lanes of Blanchette Bridge are open.
All five lanes eastbound and westbound opened just after 12:00 this afternoon.
Traffic had been restricted to one side of I-70 over the Missouri River since November while crews replaced the westbound bridge.
Construction will continue under the bridge for months. There will also be various lane closures at night and in the middle of the day, but rush hour traffic will not be affected.