More lane closures are coming to the Blanchette Bridge.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews will be shutting down one lane on eastbound Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge on Thursday to fix some potholes and other minor issues. The lane will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting.
The lane closure will reduce the drive-able lanes on the bridge from three to two. Both directions of the bridge have already been reduced from five lanes as part of the bridge rehabilitation project. The westbound bridge closed in early November and scheduled to be complete in fall 2013.
Motorists are being asked to avoid eastbound 70 by taking Route 370 or Route 364 as alternate routes across the Missouri River. MoDOT is also advising drivers to slow down in the work zone and obey the posted 45 mph speed limit.
More covers of the Blanchette Bridge closure can be found here:
- Hundreds Turn Out for Blanchette Bridge Blast
- 9 Things to Know About Blanchette Bridge Reconstruction