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MoDOT, IDOT to Hold Public Meeting on William L. Clay Sr. Bridge Construction Impact on Traffic into St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 26, 2013 - The Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a public meeting on December 5 to share information with Illinois commuters about the expected impacts from upcoming construction on the I-64/I-55 bridge into St. Louis.
The open house style public meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Youth Center, 101 Jackie Joyner Kersee Circle, East St. Louis Illinois. The center is accessible from MetroLink and from I-64 in Illinois.
During the meeting, IDOT and MoDOT engineers will share information about the schedule and planned impacts to improvements being made to the Congressman William L. Clay Sr./Poplar Street Bridge and the Martin Luther King Bridge. Construction impacts will include long-term ramp closures of the PSB, as well as weekend interstate closures to remove ramps and roadway. It also includes the permanent closure of the ramp from what is currently eastbound I-70 to the PSB. Construction on the project will begin next summer and is expected to last until 2017.
The overall project, as agreed to by both Missouri and Illinois, has three parts:
Since there are no formal presentations during the public meeting, participants may attend at any time during the open house.
- Constructing two-lane ramps between the PSB and I-55 in both directions.
- Constructing a connector ramp between the Martin Luther King Bridge and westbound I-55/I-64/Illinois Route 3
- Extending the third lane on eastbound I-64/northbound I-55 across the PSB by widening the bridge.
During the open house forum, MoDOT and IDOT engineers will be on hand to discuss the project, the schedule and the potential impacts of the planned construction.
Portion of Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd to Close Wednesday
The south end of Leonor K. Sullivan will close Wednesday morning, November 20, at 7 a.m., between Chouteau Ave. and the Gateway Arch's Grand Staircase, as construction officially begins on the Central Riverfront.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 19, 2013 - Beginning Wednesday morning, November 20, at 7 a.m., the south end of Leonor K. Sullivan will be closed between Chouteau Ave. and the Gateway Arch's Grand Staircase, as construction officially begins on the Central Riverfront portion of the CityArchRiver 2015 project.
During construction, residents will still be able to access the existing riverfront tourist amenities, including the riverboats, helicopter rides and bike rentals, from the north end of Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. via Laclede's Landing Boulevard.
The Central Riverfront is the second component of the CityArchRiver 2015 project to get underway and aims to improve the safety and accessibility of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds for visitors and residents.
Great Rivers Greenway, which is overseeing work on the project, will transform Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. into an enhanced 1.5-mile-long corridor that will provide for every practical mode of transportation to be accommodated, including pedestrians of all abilities, bicyclists, cars, and buses. The street will be elevated to reduce flooding, streetscape improvements will be made, and a pedestrian walkway and separated bike lane will be added as part of the project.
MoDOT to Permanently Close Pine Street Ramp to WB I-70
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 19, 2013 - The Missouri Department of Transportation will permanently close the ramp from Pine Street to westbound I-70 in downtown St. Louis after morning rush on Monday, November 25.
The ramp closure is part of the preparations needed to areas roadways for the Park Over the Highway project. Crews will be building a new ramp that will connect westbound I-70 in that location to Washington, improving access into the city for drivers from south St. Louis City and county. The new ramp will open in January 2014.
Crews will complete the new connection from Convention Plaza to the existing westbound I-70 ramp at the Martin Luther King Bridge before closing the Pine Street Ramp. Once the Pine Street ramp to westbound I-70 closes, drivers should take 4th Street to either Convention Plaza or Biddle to get onto westbound I-70.
Northbound Memorial Drive will remain open after the ramp has closed, but will be reduced to one lane between Pine Street and Washington Avenue as crews work on the ramp.
I-70 Lanes Shift at Mid Rivers Mall Drive Work Zone Next Several Weeks
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 6, 2013 - The lanes of Interstate 70 at the Mid Rivers Mall Drive interchange work zone have been shifted away from the median wall until early December.
Crews are finishing the construction project and installing the new overhead signs on the median wall. Traffic will continue to have four lanes in each direction of I-70, but the lane shift will require the traffic from Route 79 to merge into the outside lane of eastbound I-70. Normally this entrance ramp has its own lane on I-70. Traffic delays are expected in the morning rush hour on
eastbound I-70 at Route 79.
Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
- I-64, St. Louis City, the Vandeventer ramp to westbound I-64 is
closed until spring 2014.
- I-64, St. Louis City, the eastbound I-64 exit ramp to Vandeventer is
closed until spring 2014.
- I-64, St. Louis City, drivers have three shifted 10-foot lanes in
both directions between Kingshighway and Vandeventer until November
2013. The rightmost lane of eastbound I-64 exits at Hampton.
- I-70, St. Charles County, one lane closed each direction from Route
370 to Route 79 through the Mid Rivers Mall Drive exit until early
Gateway Guide Offers Live Views of St. Louis Traffic
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Does your daily commute catch you by surprise? Is it smooth sailing or are there crashes and other incidents on your path home that will cause you delays? Check out MoDOT's new and improved Gatewayguide.com website for live traffic information and alerts before you leave for work or home.
MoDOT's new GatewayGuide.com website shows nearly 300 live camera views updating every couple of seconds, displays real-time information on incidents and work zones with lane closures and is mobile friendly for your smart phone or other cellular device.
"You can sign up for personalized My STL Traffic alerts specific to the highway you use at the times you need it each day," said MoDOT Assistant District Engineer Tom Blair. "These alerts can be sent to you by text or email to the device you choose and will inform you of crashes or other lane closures. Our goal is to keep traffic moving. The better informed you are of current road conditions, the better choices you can make for a quick, safe trip."
The new website provides a tour of camera views from one end of an interstate to the other. It also shows a live Twitter feed from MoDOT's @StLouisTraffic. Check out the new website at www.gatewayguide.com.
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