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Closure Scheduled for I-270 Tuesday

January 30, 2015

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This photo during the construction process shows the old lanes on the left that are now being destroyed. Photo: Illinois DOT
This photo during the construction process shows the old lanes on the left that are now being destroyed. Photo: Illinois DOT

I-270 in the St. Louis area in Illinois will be closed in both directions for two hours on Tuesday, February 3, to demolish a bridge that previously carried I-270 traffic just north of the city.

Weather permitting, the lane closures will begin at 10 a.m. and will reopen within two hours. These lane closures are necessary to demolish the old westbound I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Truss bridge.

Westbound traffic will be guided onto IL 3 and eastbound traffic will be guided onto Riverview Blvd., using flaggers, traffic control devices, and traffic control signing.

The eastbound lanes of the bridge were blasted out on Jan. 20.

The I-270 stretch carries nearly 55,000 vehicles a day.

The canal is a channel used by barges to bypass rocky Mississippi River shallows.

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