Metro-East News

MoDOT crews to close highway south of Poplar Street Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning a closure of eastbound Interstate 44/northbound Interstate 55 south of the Poplar Street Bridge from Friday evening until Saturday evening.

Crews are scheduled to close:

▪  Northbound I-55 at I-44, as well as the exit to 7th Street and Park Avenue/Broadway from I-44 at 8 p.m.

▪  The ramp from 12th Street and Geyer Avenue to eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 and the ramp from northbound I-55 to Gravois at 7 p.m.

During the closure, crews are set to remove the barrier along the interstate and re-stripe the roadway. Detours will be marked, MoDOT said.

All lanes are expected to be open by 7 p.m. Saturday, MoDOT said.

Crews are scheduled to continue working on the bridge project on eastbound I-44/northbound I-55 until next summer, but work will primarily be during off peak hours and in temporary lane closures, MoDOT said.

Work is weather permitting.