In just eight days, the project engineer reports, westbound lanes Interstate 270 over the Chain of Rocks Bridge will be open. Barry Gibbs says contractors are finishing up the tie-ins between old and new road now, and all westbound lanes will be clear for traffic on July 9.
Westbound lanes had been expected to be open in August.
Eastbound lane restrictions will continue with work being done overnight. Gibbs expects the whole Chain of Rocks Bridge to be open to traffic by the end of September, as scheduled.
The old Chain of Rocks Bridge will be demolished soon after the new bridge is opened.