MoDOT to close WB I-64/Rte 40 over Missouri River Sept. 27-28
Monday, September 22, 2008
Road closed for FHWA-recommended Daniel Boone Bridge inspection work
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation will close westbound I-64/Route 40 between Long Road in St. Louis County and Route 94 in St. Charles County for an inspection on Saturday, Sept. 27- Sunday, Sept. 28. Crews will close the road both days from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. The entrance ramp from Chesterfield Airport Road to westbound I-64/Route 40 and the entrance ramp from Boone's Crossing to westbound I-64/Route 40 will also be closed. All work is weather permitting - based on current forecasts, the work should still take place. Any cancellations or changes will be released as soon as possible.
The closure is to allow bridge inspection crews to complete the annual Boone Bridge inspection and to complete a recent Federal Highway recommended inspection for all truss bridges in the United States. The recommended inspection is due to analysis of data from the Minneapolis I-35W bridge collapse in August 2007.
The signed detour for this closure is to take eastbound I-64/Route 40 to eastbound (northbound) I-270 and then take I-270 to westbound I-70.
Travelers can get up-to-the-minute traffic information on interstates or major state routes by dialing 5-1-1 from most cell phones; if 5-1-1 isn't available from your telephone, please dial 877-478-5511 (877-4STL-511)