Starting at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, crews will close all lanes on eastbound and westbound I-64 between Boone’s Crossing in St. Louis County and Route K in St. Charles County. Additional closures include:
- 9 a.m. – the ramps from Chesterfield Airport Road and North Outer Road to westbound I-64 will close.
- 9:45 a.m. – the ramps from Route 94 and Research Park to eastbound I-64 and the ramp from Boone’s Crossing to westbound I-64 will close.
The interstate will be closed for approximately an hour. All lanes will reopen after debris from the demolition has been removed from I-64. This will be the first of two blasts to take down the old bridge. The second demolition will be held at a later date.
There is limited public viewing for the blast, but those interested in watching can park at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex located at 17925 North Outer 40 Road. Parking is at the west end, between the A Fields parking lot. Spectators will then have to walk down the Monarch Levee Trail for about a mile to the posted viewing area.
Drone operators are advised that there will be no flying allowed due to the proximity to Spirit of St. Louis Airport.Construction on the $111 million Boone Bridge project began in January 2013. The new eastbound bridge opened to traffic in June. The 1980s bridge was then rehabbed and opened to westbound traffic in November.
Information for this blog provided by MoDot. For more information on the I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge project, go to www.modot.org/boonebridge.
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