ST. LOUIS – Drivers heading along Interstate 44 in south St. Louis County next Friday, September 30, night may want to consider alternate routes as the Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes on the interstate near the Big Bend Bridge.
During the closure, crews will be removing the overhang that allowed them to construct the bridge over I-44 in Kirkwood/Crestwood.
Crews will start closing lanes on eastbound I-44 at 8 p.m. with all eastbound lanes closed by 9 p.m. Crews will start closing lanes on westbound I-44 about midnight, with all westbound lanes closed by 1 a.m. Saturday, July 30.
Traffic will be routed up and over the ramps, but drivers can expect much slower travel times through the closure. Drivers on Big Bend are highly encouraged to use alternate routes to get to I-44 during the closure to reduce the impact to through interstate traffic.
Three lanes in each direction of the interstate should reopen by 6 a.m. Saturday.