The following is from Customer Relations @ MoDOT regarding the bridge closing:
Once we close Jefferson, the contractor has three months to rebuild and reopen the bridge.Â We estimate the bridge will re-open in mid-July 2013.
- Once we close the bridge, you can use Compton Avenue, 18th Street and 14th Street to detour around the closure. A detour map for the project is here: http://www.modot. org/stlouis/ major_projects/ documents/ JeffersonDetourR oute1.pdf
Detour for east bound hwy 64 at Jefferson:
Easiest detour is to go 14th street exit.Â Make a right at the bottom of the exit.Â Take 14th to Park ave.Â There will be a round a bout, turn right at the round a bout and go west.Â Take that 2 blocks to the store.
- During the three-month bridge replacement project, crews will also close up to two lanes on I-64 in both directions weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. They may close two lanes on I-64 in both directions around the clock on weekends, to minimize the amount of time the Jefferson Avenue bridge is closed. MoDOT will make every effort to have all available lanes and ramps open on eastbound I-64 at least an hour before any Cardinals home game, and will make every effort to keep all available lanes and ramps open on westbound I-64 open at least an hour after home games end.
- There will be three-week closures of the ramp from Jefferson to westbound I-64 and the ramp from eastbound I-64 to Jefferson during the project. Both ramps will not be closed at the same time. The exact dates for the ramp closures have not been determined yet.
- Crews will remove the Jefferson Avenue bridge the weekend of April 19-22. Crews will close all lanes and ramps on Interstate 64 between Pine and Hampton at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 to remove the bridge. All other downtown ramps onto westbound I-64 are also projected to be closed, as are the ramps from McCausland/Skinker, Hampton and Kingshighway to eastbound I-64. All lanes and ramps on I-64 will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 22.