Metro-East News

June 12, 2014

Komen Race for the Cure will close I-64 exits

Getting off Interstate 64 in downtown St. Louis will be more of a challenge on Saturday. The Komen Race for the Cure will close several exits from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Both eastbound and westbound ramps to Market Street will be closed, as well as westbound Compton and Chestnut exits.

Metrolink will provide extra staff to assist passengers at East Riverfront, Fifth and Missouri, Fairview Heights, Swansea, Memorial Hospital, College and Shiloh-Scott stations. Ticket agents accept only cash; metro passes can be purchased with credit and debit cards at the ticket vending machine at any station. One-way tickets are $2.25; you can buy two tickets and validate the second for the return trip.

The Civic Center is the closest Metrolink station to the race, says Patti Beck of Metrolink.

"(Metro is) a great option this year with all the exits being closed, with all the detours and parking and hassle," Beck said.

The race begins at North Tucker Blvd. and Olive Street; the stage, sponsor tents and other activities are at Soldiers' Memorial.

On Thursday, Komen St. Louis had about 30,000 registered for the race and was accepting more.

New construction in Illinois:

Interstate 67 has lane restrictions at the Clark Bridge in both directions to make deck repairs through June 20.

Interstate 255 near Wood River is reduced to one lane in each direction from north of Interstate 270 to south of the Madison Avenue interchange

Interstate 270 will have lane closures near Granite City to perform bridge inspections through June 2014.

Contact Mary Cooley with any travel and commute challenges and questions at 618-239-2535 or mcooley@bnd.com.

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