The Missouri Dept. of Transportation (MoDOT) announced plans to close the stretch of Highway 40 between Kings highway and Forest Park Parkway, St. Louis, in both directions this weekend to remove two aging bridges. MoDOT officials said the three highway lanes in each direction will be narrowed to 10 feet wide.
MoDOT officials warned highway users that weather could postpone the bridge removal work beyond this weekend.
Drivers traveling westbound on Highway 40 will have to turn off the highway at Forest Park Avenue and follow it to Kings-highway, which leads back to the highway. Eastbound travelers will be diverted from the highway at Hampton Avenue to Interstate 44, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
MoDOT will remove the bridges carrying Taylor and Newstead avenues over Highway 40 (Interstate 64). Both bridges will be rebuilt. The state is building a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle and replacing four bridges that span the highway,
The highway is scheduled to reopen at 3 a.m. Monday.