I-270 bridge renovations in north St. Louis County postponed one week
The Missouri Department of Transportation has temporarily postponed the I-270 construction scheduled to begin this week on the bridges over New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry due to the weather.
The construction that was scheduled included highway detours and closing New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road under I-270 for a month.
The work is now scheduled to take place next week.
Drivers can expect to see the following impacts, weather permitting:
Wednesday, July 15, Eastbound I-270 on and off ramps at New Florissant Road will close at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15, New Florissant Road under I-270 from Dunn Road to Jean Drive will close at 11 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, Eastbound I-270 off ramp to New Halls Ferry will close at 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, New Halls Ferry Road under I-270 from Dunn Road to Pershall Road will close 11 p.m.
Friday, July 17, Eastbound I-270 lanes will be reduced to two through lanes and routed down and back up the interchange ramps at New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road after 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, Westbound I-270 lanes will shift onto eastbound bridge at New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road after 8 p.m.
I-270 will remain open during construction. New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road will be closed under I-270. There will be no access to or from eastbound I-270 at these locations.
Motorists will need to use alternate streets to cross I-270 while New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road are closed. They will need to use adjacent interchanges to access I-270 while these interchanges are closed.
Monday, July 20, all closures will be in place and motorists should expect substantial backups on I-270 during construction. It is anticipated that average delays through the work zones could add 30 minutes or more to the daily commute. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid this area during peak travel times.
The bridges are more than 50 years old and are classified as structurally deficient. This is not a permanent fix, however, this work will extend the usable life of the bridges until funding becomes available for full bridge replacements.
For additional information, please visit http://www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/I-270BridgeRenovation.htm