Thousands Use Page Extension With Blanchette Bridge Partially Closed
The main traffic backups were seen at the eastbound Route 364 exits at Route 141, I-270 and at the signal at Page and Schuetz, MoDot said.
Five thousand more commuters used Route 364 to avoid traffic backups as a result of the new lane shift across the Blanchette Bridge, Fox2Now reports.
And Monday's first morning rush hour showed a decrease in overall traffic on I-70 and significantly higher volumes on the two adjacent river crossings, Route 370 and Route 364, said the Missouri Department of Transportation.
“Motorists heeded the warnings and used the alternate routes of Route 370 and Route 364 this morning,” said MoDOT St Louis District Engineer Ed Hassinger. “We expect motorists will continue to shift around which route and what time works best for them, but drivers need to continue to use the alternate routes. Route 364 saw the largest increase in traffic, although traffic continued to flow with delays at the exits at Route 141 and at I-270. ”
The main traffic backups were seen at the eastbound Route 364 exits at Route 141, I-270 and at the signal at Page and Schuetz. Signal timings were adjusted at Page and Schuetz from 7:30-8:05 a.m. to handle the peak at that signal. The City of St Charles also experienced a slight delay on Salt River Road accessing eastbound Route 370.