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Additional Lane Closed on Blanchette Bridge Saturday, Jan. 19

MoDOT suggests motorists take I-364 or I-370 on Saturday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (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 obey the posted 45 mph speed limit. 

Larry Klosterhoff January 18, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Slow down, you must be kidding. Most drivers that I'm around when approaching or crossing the bridge under construction, speed up. I don't think these idiot drivers in St. Louis understand the consequences that can result from speeding through these type of work zones. Secondly, I'd like to conduct a pole to see how many of these same drivers know what a solid white line means in relationship to traffic laws.
Rich Pope January 19, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Larry, I couldn't agree with you more. I have a dashboard camera now and I show my family how these idiots drive on their way to work. I've even caught police officers doing some crazy shit. The speed limit at the bridge is greatly reduced yet people hit it at full speed.

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