MoDOT will be up to its old tricks this weekend and if you normally take the Poplar...fuhgeddaboutit.
According to Andrew Gates, a MoDOT spokesman, crews will close two left lanes on westbound I-64 at the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 6. At 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, crews will the left two lanes on eastbound I-64. All lanes will reopen before 5 a.m. Monday, September 9.
On Saturday, September 7, crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the Poplar Street Bridge at 12:01 a.m. The ramp will be reopened before the end of the Cardinals games on Saturday and Sunday, and will be closed one hour later. The ramp is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.
Crews will begin shifting traffic on eastbound I-64 between Kingshighway and Boyle on September 7 as well. The left two lanes will close at 12:01 a.m., but at least two eastbound lanes will be open an hour before the start of Saturday's Cardinals game to accommodate fans. The lanes will be closed once the game starts. All lanes should be reopened by 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 8.
Now this happens to be the weekend of the St Louis Art Fair in Clayton, an event many people go to even those from the Metro East. It might be a good idea to go 255 to 270 to 170 to Forest Park Expressway.
And this is only the beginning. Just wait until the 13th. IDOT will be closing lanes all over the place between St. Louis and the Metro East.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that sections of Interstate-64 will be closed for approximately nine days starting on Sept. 13 from the I-55/70/64 split to 18th Street in East St. Louis to reconstruct exit ramps and resurface existing lanes.
In addition, westbound I-55/70 will be closed for approximately two and a half days beginning on Sept. 20 from Ill. 203 to the I-55/70/64 interchange in East St. Louis. This closure will also serve to allow crews to reconstruct exit ramps and resurface existing lanes.