(The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued the following press release.)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close four of the five eastbound Interstate 70 lanes Saturday night, July 21, weather permitting. It will reduce eastbound I-70 to just one lane open.
Crews will remove and replace overhead signs on eastbound I-70 and redo some striping. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
The multiple lane closures will occur between Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Route 370 from 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 until 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22. The far left lane of eastbound I-70 will remain open to traffic at this location, but motorists cannot access Route 370. There will also be occasional 10-15 minute full closures overnight.
The following ramps will also be closed:
- The southbound Mid Rivers Mall ramp to eastbound I-70 will be closed.
- The eastbound I-70 entrance ramp from Veterans Memorial Parkway will be closed. Motorists can continue eastbound on Veterans Memorial Parkway and access I-70 at the Cave Springs interchange.
Plan ahead. For ways to avoid work zones, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visit the MoDOT website at www.modot.org/.