Rams, Cards games could cause traffic troubles Monday

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Thousands of cars will be converging on downtown St. Louis Monday night.  Besides the World Series, there is also Monday Night Football with the Rams taking on the Seattle Seahawks.

The bottom line is you may need to pack some patience if you`re coming downtown tonight either to the Rams game at the Dome or the Cardinals at Busch.
That patience may especially come into play leaving downtown after the events since they could end around the same time.

There are some ramp and street closures that you do need to know about.
The Broadway ramp off I-70 East near the Dome will close two hours and 45 minutes before the 7:40 kickoff of the Rams game.
Broadway between Cole and Convention Plaza will also close two and a half hours before kickoff.

Those closures are because of NFL security rules.  Both areas will reopen an hour after the game.  I-70 drivers can exit at Pine or MoDOT is encouraging you to use the new Tucker Boulevard exit downtown off of 70 East.

Signs are already out on 70 this morning directing drivers for both games to use Tucker.
If you don`t want to deal with the traffic or finding a parking spot which could be a challenge, metro is urging you to consider Metrolink as an alternative.

Metro spokesperson Patti Beck says there will be extra trains along extra staff and security to make sure you get to where you need to go.
Beck says don`t bring coolers onto the trains because they may be searched and that could slow things down.

For its part, MoDOT says it will limit highway construction projects around the city for at least an hour before and after the games.

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