Drivers should be on the lookout for a reduction in the number of traffic lanes in the construction area along Mid Rivers Mall Drive at the Dardenne Creek Bridge just south of Cottleville Parkway. That shift is expected to begin March 27 barring no weather delays.
Starting Wednesday there will be one thru-lane southbound on Mid Rivers Mall Drive and one thru- and one left-turn lane in the northbound direction. Traffic will be pushed to the west side of the roadway. This shift in traffic will allow for work to replace half of the bridge approach slab and install an epoxy polymer overlay on the bridge deck.
Work on this part of the project is expected to take 4-6 weeks. At that point, traffic will be switched over to the east side of the roadway to complete the other side of the approach slab and epoxy across the rest of the bridge.
This is part of the Mid Rivers Mall Drive Corridor Improvements project to improve safety and reduce congestion on Mid Rivers Mall Drive. When it’s completed the project will add a center left turn lane, as well as provide dual left turn lanes from northbound Mid Rivers Mall Drive on to southbound Cottleville Parkway and from eastbound Cottleville Parkway on to northbound Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
A new 10-foot wide, separated, multi-use trail is being installed along the west side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive, along with ADA-compliant, accessible sidewalk and traffic signal improvements.
The road construction requires temporary lane closures and changing work zones throughout the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in June 2019.
Drivers are asked to use caution, slow down and observe all traffic signs when traveling through work zones.
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