Tuesday, June 5, 2012
MoDOT is warning drivers to avoid I-270 during the morning and afternoon hours when blasting will occur and close the road for about 15 minutes at a time. It begins Tuesday and will last all week.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid Interstate 270 between Big Bend and Manchester roads this week due to rock blasting. Beginning Tuesday, drivers should expect daily lane closures on I-270 between Big Bend Road and Manchester Road for about 15 minutes per blast throughout the workday and during the week. The closures will take place at approximately 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, MoDOT spokesperson Kara Price previously told Patch. During the closures, road crews will blast rock and then clear any debris from the interstate prior to reopening the lanes. However, closures may last longer than 15 minutes. Drivers advised to avoid that area from 9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and then again from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. The …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A Pevely man died in a wreck on I-270 on Friday.
Each spring and summer is the peak season for road construction and travel. A combination that can create deadly situations if drivers aren't on alert. Monday, the Missouri Department of Transportation kicked off Work Zone Awareness week, just three days after a fatal car crash in the MoDOT work zone on Interstate 270. According to investigators, one driver was killed early Friday morning when another driver tried to change lanes in the I-270 expansion project work zone between Manchester Road and Highway 44. (Read Previous Story: Fatal Crash in MoDOT I-270 Work Zone) MoDOT officials said drivers should expect shifting and narrowed lanes, nighttime lane closures and complete road closures during the road construction season. "It's road …
Friday, August 12, 2011
MoDOT crews will paint new lanes on Interstate 270 and make pavement repairs in Jefferson County staring tonight.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews will repair the asphalt pavement on Route Z and the Interstate 55 interchange Friday at 7 p.m. Crews will close lanes on Route Z near Pevely on Friday evening until noon on Saturday. Crews will also close the following I-55 ramps during this timeframe, MoDOT said in a news release. MoDOT will also make repairs on southbound I-55 at the BNSF railroad bridge, north of Route Z, at 9 p.m. Saturday. Crews will shorten the I-55 exit ramp to Route Z until 10 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will be able to use the exit ramp during this weekend, MoDOT said. I-270 Closed Friday for Restriping In South St. Louis, on southbound Interstate 270 between I-44 and Gravois Road, MoDOT crews will repaint the road and …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
MoDOT Crews will continue bridge repairs during lower traffic days.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close two of the four southbound lanes on Interstate 270 this weekend. The closures will provide a safe work zone for crews to continue bridge work in the area, MoDOT said in a news release. The temporary lane closures will be between Interstate 44 and Gravois Road along I-270. All southbound I-270 lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday MoDOT suggested drivers use Hwy. 141 or Lindbergh Boulvard as alternative routes during the lane closures. All ramps at the I-270 and I-44 interchange will be open during this weekend. On Monday, all southbound I-270 traffic will be in the right lanes, the lanes will only be 11 feet wide and the work zone speed limit will be 45 mph.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Weekend drivers should use Highway 141 and Lindbergh Boulevard as construction detours.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews will close the eastbound exit ramp from Interstate 44 to southbound Interstate 270 on Friday at 9 p.m. The closure allows crews to continue work, which started earlier this year, on the bridges in the area. Crews will also close the southbound I-270 ramp onto eastbound I-44 due to its location near the work zone, MoDOT said in a news release. Only two lanes on southbound I-270 will be open to drivers this weekend. MoDOT said drivers should use Highway 141 as a detour during the weekend. The department also provided the following alternative routes. MoDOT will post signs to indicate the detour routes. All work should be completed by 5 a.m Monday, weather permitting, MoDOT said in the …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MoDOT suggests drivers use Lindbergh Road as a detour from I-44 to southbound I-270.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) engineers noticed longer delays at the Interstate 270 and Interstate 44 interchange in South County since the I-270 bridge project began this summer. Since Saturday, engineers noticed a doubling of travel times along the I-44 exit ramps to southbound I-270 during the evening commute. MoDOT suggests drivers use Lindbergh Boulevard instead of the I-44 exit ramps to get onto I-270. Motorists should exit from I-44 at Lindbergh Boulevard, head south to Gravois Road and then merge onto southbound I-270, said MoDOT South County Area Engineer Kristy Yates in a news release. "This signed detour can help motorists avoid the work zones on southbound I-270 entirely," Yates said. MoDOT expects crews will …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The eastbound Intestate 44 exit ramp to southbound Interstate 270 is also closed until Monday.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) contractors will close two southbound lanes on Interstate 270, between Interstate 44 and Gravois Road, at 8 p.m. Friday. Crews will re-stripe the lanes and shift the traffic to the left side of the highway, MoDOT said in a news release. The work zone speed limit will be 45 mph. Crews will also close the eastbound I-44 exit ramp to southbound I-270 this weekend. The ramps from southbound I-270 to I-44 will remain open. The closures allow crews to prepare, weather permitting, for two months of bridgework between I-44 and Gravois Road along I-270. Drivers should use Highway 141 as a detour to southbound I-270 this weekend, MoDOT said in the release. And drivers should travel along Lindbergh Road …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
MIssouri Department of Transportation crews will work to restore four straight lanes to northbound Interstate 270 this weekend.
Weather permitting, Missouri Department of Transportation contractors hope to restore four straight lanes of northbound Interstate 270 between Gravois Road and Interstate 44 this weekend, weather permitting. Crews have altered the lanes for the past weeks so crews could work on the I-270 bridge project over Rott Road and I-44. Crews will close the two right lanes,this morning, on northbound I-270 between the interchanges with Gravois Road and I-44. Crews reopened the left lanes earlier today after closing them at 8 p.m. Friday to work on the lanes. Also, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the on-ramp from Gravois Road to the northbound I-270 will be closed to help ease congestion and delays. All work should be completed on Monday at 5 a.m. …
Friday, June 17, 2011
MoDOT contractors will restripe northbound Interstate 270 lanes between Gravois Road and Interstate 44 during the weekend.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews will use the weekend to create four straight lanes along northbound Interstate 270 between Gravois Road and Interstate 44 for Monday’s morning commute. MoDOT contractors will close the two left northbound lanes on I-270 at 8 p.m. tonight for restriping. On Saturday, crews will close the two right lanes along northbound I-270 and block access from Gravois Road to northbound I-270 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The closure will ease access and traffic delays, MoDOT said in a news release. All work is should completed by 5 a.m. on Monday. MoDOT said contractors will work on the southbound bridges the Fourth of July.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I-270's middle lane, between Gravois Road and I-44, will be closed this week.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will move safety barriers and the lanes on northbound Interstate 270 prior to Wednesday night. The changes will occur between the interchanges of Gravois Road and Interstate 44, along I-270, MoDOT said in a news release. Wednesday morning, the two left lanes and the two right lanes of I-270 will be open to commuters. The middle lane will be closed, MoDOT said. The work is part of the I-270 bridge habilitation project over Rott Road and I-44. At 7 p.m. tonight, MoDOT crews will move a barrier wall and change the lane stripes along that section of road. The far right lane will exit to I-44 eastbound and the Watson Road ramps. Motorists may face the congestion and delays as last week. Drivers should …