ST. LOUIS – Drivers could be impacted during their morning commute by the latest ramp closure for the I-270 North Project.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), that latest closure is slated to happen on the ramp to 270 east from West Florissant Monday, October 3, at 7:00 a.m. The closure was originally scheduled to take place a week ago, but it was pushed back until Monday morning.

This latest closure and the construction around the general corridor is all part of the $278 million I-270 North Project. The project is designed to deliver big upgrades along 270 in North County from McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. Those improvements include adding another driving lane in both directions on 270 from North Lindbergh to Lewis and Clark.

The work on the 270 corridor in the area has been ongoing for a while now. It is slated to be done by December of next year.

If you’re driving in the general West Florissant area and want to get on to 270 east, MoDOT says you have two options – you can use the new eastbound I-270 entrance ramp from Pershall Road between Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue and West Florissant, or drivers can also gain access to 270 east at Old Halls Ferry.

Modot told us the new configuration and ramp locations will improve mobility and safety along this corridor. Those are two of the key goals of the overall I-270 North Project.