Friday, February 8, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation needs to blast rock adjacent to the bridge as part of its renovation work. Expect delays. Here's details.
Updated with a new start date at 11:30 a.m. Friday. As if traversing the narrow Daniel Boone Bridge wasn't harrowing enough... Starting Feb. 18, the Missouri Department of Transportation will stop traffic across the bridge once a day in order to blast away nearby rocks as part of the department's reconstruction work on the span. The department had originally planned the shutdowns to start Monday, but wet conditions this week have slowed the work to prepare for the blasting originally scheduled to start Monday. Starting Feb. 18, the once-a-day bridge closures will take about 10 minutes and will occur at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. every day, beginning Monday, for approximately one month. The department says traffic "will be slowed and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The new bridge is set to open in 2014.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will break ground Thursday on a two-year, $110.9 million project to replace the 80-year-old westbound Boone Bridge over the Missouri River. READ MORE: New Boone Bridge Will Feature Bike Lane, Scenic Overlook The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday and will include MoDOT, contractor Walsh-Alberici Joint Venture, officials from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, elected officials and local business leaders. The event will be held on the St. Louis side of the river, on the North Outer Road where it dead ends at the Monarch Levee Trail in Chesterfield Valley next to the existing I-64 bridges.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Drivers are advised to look for alternate routes.
The westbound lanes of Highway 40/I-64 near the Boone Bridge are currently blocked due to a traffic accident involving several vehicles. Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis said traffic is backed up considerably and advised drivers via Twitter to look for alternate routes. Emergency crews are working to clear the scene, Lewis said, but there are no estimates for when traffic will be able to get through again. Fox2's John Pertzborn reported via Twitter that the accident involved two tractor-trailers on the Boone Bridge, one of which jacknifed, according to KMOX reporter Brian Kelly. No injuries reported yet.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
MoDOT held an open house Tuesday to unveil plans for the new bridge.
The old Boone Bridge was built in 1935, and MoDOT says it's time for it to go. The new bridge that will take its place over the Missouri River will have a very different look, but it will also offer new opportunities for hikers, bikers and sight-seers. MoDOT held an open house Tuesday at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C facility to allow the public a chance to examine plans and ask questions about the bridge project. The new bridge will look similar to the Chain of Rocks Bridge in north St. Louis County, without the familiar steel upper framework. A biking/walking lane on the new bridge will connect the Monarch Levee Trail on the St. Louis side to the Katy Trail on the St. Charles side, and the trail will have a "bump-out" where …
Friday, July 13, 2012
State to spend $125 million; impacts Airport Rd., N. Outer Forty.
Construction of a new eastbound I-64 Boone Bridge is under contract for $125 million, state highway officials announced earlier this week. Builders Walsh-Alberici in a joint venture with designers Burns & McDonnell will design-build Boone Bridge. The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission selected the team—which is also rehabbing the I-70 Blanchette Bridge for $65 million over the next year. "Walsh Construction Company's recently started Blanchette Bridge Project, coupled with Alberici and Burns and McDonnell's established local presence, positions our team to deliver a quality project that is on time and within budget," said Senior Project Manager Eric Hayes for Walsh Construction Co. "Our experienced team of professionals and …