ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Commuters may experience traffic delays this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 64 in the City of St. Louis and on the Poplar Street Bridge.
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.
The Poplar Street Bridge work is part of a project to replace to driving surface on the bridge. A similar lane closure will be needed next week.
All work will be done if weather permits, Gates said.