Friday, January 18, 2013
The projects cost nearly $211 million and will include road and lane closures around the St. Louis area that begin next week.
The Missouri Department of Transportaion has a busy year planned for road construction in the St. Louis-area. On Tuesday, MoDOT officials unveiled detailed plans for five major projects around the St. Louis area in 2013 that total nearly $211 million. "So it's a significant amount of money we're about to spend on roads around the state, around the region," explained Ed Hassinger, MoDOT District Engineer for the St. Louis region. Interstate 70 Blanchette Bridge - $63 Million Hassinger said I-70 is down from five lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction while crews work to build a new bridge over the Missouri River. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2013. I-70 Work in St. Peters Details for another project …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This blast will be visible from the St. Charles riverfront for public viewing. The blast will only lasts a moment, but it will drop more than 1,000 feet of truss, including 4.5 million pounds of steel into the Missouri River.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down traffic on Sunday on the Blanchette Bridge so that crews could implode a section of the bridge.
Crews shut down the entire Blanchette Bridge for about an hour Sunday while a portion of the westbound span of the bridge was detonated. A second blast is planned for after Thanksgiving and will be visible from the St. Charles riverfront. The Blanchette Bridge is undergoing major reconstruction that's expected to last until fall 2013. "This is vital work that we need to do to keep I-70 a viable cross country corridor, but we can do that in a way that will keep the businesses functioning and get commuters to work," MoDOT Area Engineer Ed Hassinger said. "We're going to do this really fast."
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The opening of a new section of Page and the new 141 this summer, along with the work on I-70 at Blanchette Bridge, have really increased traffic on Page, Missouri Department of Transportation reps say.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …