Thursday, January 31, 2013
MoDOT will make an emergency repair to a broken grate on westbound I-70.
One lane on westbound Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Missouri River bridge will be closed from 2:30 p.m. through evening rush hour on Jan. 31 for emergency repairs to a broken drain grate, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to avoid westbound I-70 for evening rush and use Route 370 or Route 364 as alternate Missouri River crossings. The additional lane reduction will leave only two lanes open for westbound I-70. Both directions of I-70 are already reduced from five lanes in each direction down to three lanes in each direction and all traffic is using the eastbound bridge. Crews are completing a major rehabilitation project on the 1958 westbound Blanchette Bridge. The westbound bridge closed in …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
One lane of eastbound Interstate 70 will be shut down to allow MoDOT crews to repair potholes and other minor issues.
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 …
Friday, January 18, 2013
MoDOT suggests motorists take I-364 or I-370 on Saturday.
MoDOT suggests taking an alternate route Saturday, Jan. 19 while an additional lane of westbound I-70 on the Blanchette Bridge is closed for repairs. MoDOT plans to close the right-hand lane from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. so that they can fill potholes and make minor repairs. The closure leaves only two lanes open on westbound I-70 over the Missouri River. Motorists may take I-370 or I-364 (the Page Extension) as an alternate. Interstate 70 has already been reduced from five lanes in each direction down to three lanes in each direction as all traffic is routed to the eastbound bridge during replacement of the old westbound bridge. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2013. Motorists are advised to slow down in the work zone and …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Also: A bypass for drivers on South Main Street will be in use beginning on Monday.
Ongoing work on the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River will alter traffic this weekend and next week. Maintenance work will close a lane of the Blanchette Bridge on Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., crews will close the right lane westbound to perform some maintenance work. When the work is finished, crews will then close the right lane eastbound. The work is expected to be finished by noon. Starting Monday, Dec. 17, drivers on South Main Street under the Blanchette Bridge will be detoured onto a bypass located adjacent to existing S. Main Street. Crew will be removing the old bridge deck directly over Main Street. Motorists are being advised to slow down as speeds will be reduced through the area. The bypass will be used off and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
MoDOT will close the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge over the weekend and redirect westbound traffic onto the eastbound span of the bridge.
Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge for a major reconstruction project for a year starting this weekend. Missouri Department of Transportation District Engineer Ed Hassinger said I-70 is a great route during the day, but encourages drivers to seek alternate routes during rush hour. "This is vital work that we need to do to keep I-70 a viable cross country corridor, but we can do that in a way that will keep the businesses functioning and get commuters to work," Hassinger said. "We're going to do this really fast." Tom Evers, St. Charles County Area Engineer for MoDOT anticipates traffic may be congested on Monday. "We know there's going to be a lot of people who may not know what …
Monday, October 22, 2012
MoDOT will close two right lanes westbound I-70 from Route 79 to Route K from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is encouraging drivers to find alternate routes to avoid traffic delays during the 12-month construction of the Blanchette Bridge.
Drivers may want to find alternate routes to avoid traffic delays during the upcoming 12-month construction of the Blanchette Bridge. In two weeks, crews will begin repair work closing the westbound lanes of the bridge. Starting that first weekend of November, westbound I-70 traffic will be detoured to the eastbound I-70 bridge lanes for 12 months, with three lanes for eastbound and three lanes for westbound traffic. Immediately off the end of the bridge, there will be pavement in the median to move the three westbound lanes back over to the normal westbound pavement. The entire bridge and parts of I-70 will be closed for an hour during bridge blasts on three different days in November and early December. MoDOT suggests drivers flex work …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
In an effort to get work done to prepare for the closure of the westbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge the first weekend of November, MoDOT crews will be shutting down three lanes starting at 8 p.m. on Friday.
In just two weeks, after months of preparation, the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin the Blanchette Bridge westbound closure and detouring. But before that takes place, prep work still need to be done. This weekend MoDOT will close three lanes on the eastbound side of the bridge. The closures will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and run until 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. With the three lanes closed, at least two eastbound lanes will remain open throughout the weekend. The lanes aren't the only things that will be shut down. For safety reasons, ramps from northbound and southbound Fifth Street to eastbound Interstate 70 will also be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 until 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. MoDOT is encouraging …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
MoDOT will close one lane in each direction for three weeks.
Starting Friday, one lane in each direction on Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge will close for three weeks. The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the median lanes between Fifth Street in St. Charles and Earth City Expressway between Sept. 14 and Oct. 9 so crews can build a crossover in the median. When the westbound I-70 bridge closes in November, cars will cross from the westbound lane to the eastbound bridge which will have three lanes in each direction and then back to the westbound lane of I-70 once they have crossed the river. Crews will close one lane in each direction starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 and at times during the weekend two lanes in each direction may be closed. According to a press release from MoDOT…
Monday, September 10, 2012
MoDOT will close one lane on westbound Interstate 70 from Route 79 to Route K for paving.
(The following press release was issued by the Missouri Department of Transportation.) The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor Fred Weber Inc. will close the far right lane of westbound Interstate 70 starting TONIGHT, weather permitting. Crews will close one lane on I-70 from Route 79 to Route K for pavement work nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, September 10 through Wednesday, September 12. Workers will be paving a new shoulder as part of a project to add a fourth westbound lane on I-70 from T.R. Hughes Boulevard to Route K. Plan ahead -- for ways to avoid work zones, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visit our website at www.modot.org/