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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Moving along with the big projects

Even despite the rainy spring weather, Gateway Constructors are a bit ahead of schedule on work on the west half of I-64. Right now, the team intends on being able to switch traffic onto the new section of highway sometime between the end of November and the end of December.

Of course, at the same time, the east end of the I-64 project will close. That means that people who use the east end of the I-64 project (between I-170 and Kingshighway) will need to start making sure they are aware of, and testing, their alternate routes around the region. There will be no point when both the east and the west half of the project are open at the same time (the roadway has shifted a bit, and there is a concrete plant that is in the middle of the lanes). MoDOT is planning to have some event that will allow people to walk, bike or run on the new lanes before opening it up to driving traffic, but details on that event are still being determined.

For more information on the I-64 work, and the completion of the west half, click here.