MoDOT gets ready for Monday’s demolition of the Boone Bridge

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) - Know before you go.  Portions of Highway 40 will be shut down Sunday night and Monday.

The closures will allow crews to get ready to demolish the second half of the 1930’s Daniel Boone Bridge on Interstate 64.  The demolition is slated for Monday morning at 9:45 am.

A couple of weeks ago when the first side of the old Boone Bridge was brought down, and now the second half the bridge will demolished by the Missouri department of Transportation.  This marks the final step in the construction of a new bridge over the Missouri River.

Drivers should expect some slowdowns on I-64 near the Daniel Boone Bridge Monday morning.

The west bound lanes of traffic on 64/40 will be shut down Sunday night from Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard to the bridge.

On Monday the interstate will be closed in stages from Boone’s Crossing all the way to Route K in St. Charles County.  Reopening of the interstate will depend on how long it takes for the demolition and clean-up.

Those interested in watching the demolition can park at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex on the west end.  Spectators will then have to walk down the Monarch Levee Trail for about a mile to the viewing area.