Traffic Alert: MoDOT Halts I-270 Lane Closures for July 4 Holiday
MoDOT will not close Interstate 270 lanes Tuesday afternoon or at any time Wednesday due to Fourth of July holiday travel.
According to a MoDOT news release Monday, the brief cancellation is due the Indepenence Day holiday.
Blasting and the approximately 15-minute lane closures are expected to resume Thursday. They take place in both directions of I-270 from Interstate 44 to Manchester Road. The road closes at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekday, to blast rock south of Dougherty Ferry Road.
The closures are part of the I-270 lane expansion project.
MoDOT urges drivers to use alternate routes and adjust travel times during the lane closures.
"Motorists should avoid I-270 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays if possible," MoDOT previously stated in a news release.
MoDOT has also increased signage around the work zones in an effort to make motorists more aware of the interstate closures and traffic delays.
The closures are then set to continue weekdays throughout the summer.
All of this construction is weather permitting.
For additonal info on road projects or on how to avoid the work zones, drivers can call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visit www.modot.org.