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Lane shifts before, after Boone Bridge this week

The Missouri Department of Transportation, and its contractor Walsh-Alberici, will begin work this week to shift traffic lanes on eastbound Interstate 64 before and after the Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge.

Crews will close the left lane of eastbound I-64 from Research Park to Chesterfield Airport Road starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 and close an additional lane at 9 p.m. to shift traffic on the St. Louis County side of the bridge.  All lanes will be open by 5 a.m.

On Friday, Aug. 1, crews will close the left lane at 5:30 p.m. and an additional lane at 7 p.m. to shift traffic on the St. Charles side of the bridge. The lanes will reopen by 10 a.m. the next morning.

When the lanes reopen, drivers will still have four through lanes on eastbound I-64, but those lanes will be narrowed to 11-feet and shifted to the left.  The speed limit in the lane shifts will be 50 mph.  There will be no lane shift on the bridge itself.  The eastbound lane shifts will remain in place until the new eastbound Boone Bridge opens.

In addition, crews will close two lanes on eastbound I-64 starting near Research Park on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to pour bridge columns for the new bridge.  Those lanes will open by 5 a.m. Friday.

All work is weather permitting.  For more information on the I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge project, go to www.modot.org/boonebridge.

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