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MoDOT Begins Next Phase Of I-64 Construction


MoDOT is starting construction on Interstate 64 east of Kingshighway.

Three lanes of traffic will be open both east and westbound during the weekdays, but traffic will go down to one lane each way overnight.

MoDOT area engineer Deanna Venker says this is really the second phase of the new I-64 project.

“Just east of Kingshighway all the way down to Boyle was the last section of I-64 that didn't get done,” Venker said. “And you do have four bridges that need to be replaced, as well as an interchange.”

The new interchange will be at Tower Grove and Boyle and will include two new ramps.

(See a map of the project above - and more information here).

The bridges include at:

  • Taylor Ave.
  • Newstead Ave.
  • Tower Grove Ave. and
  • Boyle Ave.

I-64 will be closed for one weekend late this month when MoDOT detonates the Taylor and Newstead bridges.
Fred Weber, Inc. will handle the $17.9 million project. It's expected to be completed in June of next year.

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Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.