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MoDOT to close Interstate 64 March 7 for Daniel Boone Bridge demolition

IMG_1106The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to close Interstate 64 over the Missouri River on Monday, March 7 to allow crews to demolish the second half of the Daniel Boone Bridge.

Crews will close all lanes of eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 between Boone’s Crossing in St. Louis County and Route K in St. Charles County on March 7 at 9:45 a.m. to allow for the demolition.

Additional closures include:

  • 9:30 a.m. – the ramps from Chesterfield Airport Road and North Outer Road to westbound Interstate 64 will close.
  • 9:45 a.m. – the ramps from Route 94 and Research Park to eastbound Interstate 64 and the ramp from Boone’s Crossing to westbound Interstate 64 will close.

The demolition will take place once the interstate has been closed and all areas are cleared for safety. All lanes and ramps will reopen once debris from the demolition has been removed. The interstate will be closed for at least an hour. A MoDOT press release states that all work and the demolition is contingent on weather.

Those interested in watching the demolition can park at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex located at 17925 North Outer 40 Road. Parking is at the west end, between the A Fields parking lot. Spectators will then have to walk down the Monarch Levee Trail for about a mile to the posted viewing area.

MoDOT is reminding drone operators that there will be a no-fly zone in place due to the proximity to Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Construction on the $111 million Boone Bridge project began in January 2013. The new eastbound bridge opened to traffic in June.

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

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