Lane closures on westbound I-44 begin Wednesday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri Department of Transportation will close two westbound lanes on Interstate 44 between Jamieson and Shrewsbury avenues beginning around 6 a.m. Wednesday (March 7).

Crews will close an additional westbound lane each night between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to set the barrier wall. Only one westbound lane will be open each night while this is happening. Crews may also close one lane on eastbound I-44 outside of the rush periods.

When that work is complete, crews will close the ramp from Shrewsbury Ave. to eastbound I-44 and one lane of eastbound I-44. Crews will then shift the remaining three lanes of traffic onto westbound I-44 for the remainder of the project.

This is all part of MoDOT’s effort to renovate the eastbound I-44 bridge over the railroad tracks at the St. Louis city limits.

To detour around the ramp closure, drivers can get on eastbound I-44 at Arsenal Street. The westbound ramp at Shrewsbury Ave. will not be impacted.

All lanes between Jamieson and Shrewsbury avenues and the Shrewsbury ramp should be back open in December 2018.