ST. LOUIS — Heads up drivers if you take Interstate 44 eastbound near Eureka. Emergency road repair has closed the left eastbound lane at the Meramec River for an "emergency bridge expansion joint repair."
The emergency expansion repair on the left lane will last until Wednesday, June 1, MoDOT said in a news release.
MoDOT first closed the two right lanes of eastbound I-44 past Williams Road Friday. MoDOT reopened the lanes shortly before 10:30 Saturday night.
MoDOT said the repairs could impact the morning commute and urges drivers to consider alternate routes to travel beyond Eureka.
Suggested alternate routes were:
- Gray Summit (exit 253) to continue east on route 100.
- Route 109 (exit 264) in Eureka to Route 100.
MoDOT also said drivers can use Route 30 and Route 21 to bypass the roadwork.