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MoDOT Closes Lanes on Blanchette Bridge
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 21, 2014 - The Missouri Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge on Tuesday, April 22.
Crews will close the two left lanes on westbound I-70 starting at 7 a.m. and will switch to the two right lanes starting at 10:30 a.m. Crews will also close a left lane on eastbound I-70 starting at 9 a.m.
During the closures, crews will be completing minor maintenance from the westbound bridge rehabilitation. All lanes are expected to be open by 3 p.m.
MoDOT to Close Boyle Ramp Until Mid-May
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 25, 2014 - The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from westbound I-64 to Boyle in St. Louis City starting at 9 a.m. Monday, April 7.
The closure will let crews complete work to construct a new ramp at Boyle as part of interchange work at Tower Grove.
The ramp is expected to reopen by mid-May.
To detour around the closure, drivers should use Forest Park Avenue.
Washington University in St. Louis and BJC HealthCare have partnered with the department on the project. Construction is expected to continue until late this year.
MoDOT Employees to Run for Work Zone Safety
CHESTERFIELD, MO, (SLFP.com), March 23, 2014 - MoDOT's St. Louis Fit 4 Life team will host a Work Zone Awareness 5K Walk/Run in Chesterfield, Saturday, April 12, 2014, to bring attention to increasing number of workers who will be on the roadways, this spring.
In late 2013, three fatalities and 411 crashes were recorded in St. Louis work zones.
The group will promote health fitness, safety and memorialize workers and others who have lost their lives in work zones and in the line of duty. The event will wrap up National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11. April is considered the start of construction season across most of the country.
"April is the time construction and maintenance crews are out on the roadways and we do our best to mark our work zones and be visible. This is the first time we've included the run as part of our efforts to educate the public about work zone safety, and we need motorists to help us. If we all work together, everyone can go home safely," said Tom Blair, MoDOT Assistant District Engineer.
This family friendly walk/run event is open to MoDOT employees, their families/friends and the public. Adult and youth participants can choose the 5K, or 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk. The registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Participants can register online at:
www.fleetfeetstlouis.com/racing/highlighted-races/modot-work-zone-5k. Online registration closes April 7 at midnight. Participants may also sign up on the race day. Entry forms may be mailed with payment to Becky Allmeroth, 1590 Woodlake Drive, Chesterfield, MO. 63017.
Races begin at 8 a.m. at the Transportation Management Center located at 14301 South Outer Forty in Chesterfield. All participants will receive a race T-shirt and medal. Awards will be presented to male and female overall winners, and age category winners.
MoDOT Completes Removal of Tower Grove, Boyle Bridges
MoDOT crews have removed Tower Grove and Boyle Bridges (shown above) over I-64 as part of a project to construct a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle and replace four bridges over the interstate.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 10, 2014 - MoDOT crews closed all lanes and ramps of Interstate 64 in both directions between Kingshighway and Forest Park Avenue, March 7 - 10, to remove Tower Grove and Boyle Bridges.
This closure was in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, to remove the pedestrian overpass over I-64 at Spring Avenue during the same timeframe.
While the interstate was closed, crews removed the Tower Grove and Boyle bridges over I-64 as part of a project to construct a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle and replace four bridges over the interstate.
MoDOT will keep three lanes open in each direction on I-64 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays. Overnight and weekends, the department will close up to two of those open lanes for construction work. As crews work to keep the roadway safer, please slow down or move over to give them room to work.
How to Report Potholes for Repair
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 10, 2014 - MoDOT is responsible for maintaining more than 32,000 miles of road, the nation's seventh largest state system. We want to ensure you have good, safe roads to get you where you need to go, but no one knows the roads you travel like you. If you know of a road or spot that needs work, please let us know.
Motorists can visit www.modot.gov and fill out the form to report the location or for immediate concerns please call 1-888-275-6636.
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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