Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Highway Shutdowns Toclutter Downtown Drives

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Highway Shutdowns Toclutter Downtown Drives

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ST. LOUIS * Motorists heading downtown this weekend should prepare for shutdowns of the McKinley Bridge and westbound Interstate 44 from the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge to where I-44 splits from Interstate 55.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the McKinley Bridge, which links St. Louis to Venice, is closed to allow for sealing of the bridge surface. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, the Missouri Department of Transportation has closed the affected two-mile-plus stretch of westbound 44. It, too, will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

MoDOT said the shutdown is needed for crews to remove and replace pavement at the bottom of the Poplar Street Bridge ramp to westbound I-44/southbound I-55 and to replace joints along the bridge over Third Street.

The same segment of the highway was closed June 16-19 for similar work. …

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