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Traffic troubles in downtown St. Louis this weekend

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People trying to get into downtown St. Louis this weekend will again have some traffic issues to deal with. 

For the second straight week, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 64 from the Poplar Street Bridge to 21stStreet. In addition, the Broadway, 10thStreet and 14thStreet entrance ramps will also be shut down. MoDOT crews are still replacing the driving surface on the double-deck, elevated highway.

MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker says it’s the last weekend closure for westbound I-64 downtown but there are more headaches on the way for the highway’s motorists.

"We are starting to work now in the eastbound direction of I-64 on the double-deck structure and we will have one, possibly two weekend closures in the eastbound direction," Venker said. "Those will happen in October.”

Also tonight (8 p.m.) both directions of the depressed section of I-70 downtown will be closed until 9 a.m. Saturday.