MoDOT I-44 bridge work beginning this week will last through December

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ST. LOUIS –  Drivers who use I-44 should be aware of some new lane restrictions starting March 18.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is scheduled to work to replace six bridges this year over Interstate 44 between Kingshighway and 39th Street.

On Monday,  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., crews will close one lane on eastbound I-44 to restripe eastbound I-44 for three lanes. The works continue every night this week.

Next week, crews will start the second year of a construction project to update several bridges on I-44 in St. Louis City between Kingshighway and Grand.

This work replaces interstate bridges at Kingshighway, Thurman and 39th Street and when it re-opens the Vandeventer ramp will close.

MoDOT says drivers should expect lane shifts and closures through December 2019.

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