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MoDOT to close northbound U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) at bridge over Taylor/Lynn Haven

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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June 8, 2021 — For immediate release

Drivers should be aware that beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, June 11, MoDOT's I-270 North Project will close northbound Lindbergh at the bridge over Taylor/Lynn Haven for seven days. The seven-day closure allows for continued work to shift current northbound traffic to new pavement.

Northbound Lindbergh traffic will detour via the exit ramp to Taylor, drive through the Taylor intersection and continue to northbound Lindbergh.

All detours will be signed. Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes to their destinations when possible.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

I-270 North Project announces brief May closures at U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) interchanges

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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May 5, 2021 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers should be aware of three seven-day closures scheduled during May at both the U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and I-270 interchange and the U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) and Taylor Road/Lynn Haven Lane interchange. The closures, which occur between May 13 and June 15, will switch current northbound traffic onto a portion of the new Lindbergh Boulevard road and bridge over I-270.

Closure dates and detours:

  • Beginning at 6 a.m. on May 13, the I-270 westbound exit ramp to northbound Lindbergh will close for seven days. Drivers should find alternate routes to access northbound Lindbergh.
  • Beginning at 6 a.m. on June 1, the northbound Lindbergh exit ramp to Taylor will close for seven days. Drivers should access Taylor/Lynn Haven from northbound Lindbergh or I-270 by traveling McDonnell to Brown to Dunn.
  • Beginning at 6 a.m. on June 8, northbound Lindbergh at the bridge over Taylor/Lynn Haven will close for seven days. Northbound Lindbergh traffic should detour via the exit ramp to Taylor, drive through the Taylor intersection and continue to northbound Lindbergh.

All detours will be signed. Travelers should plan ahead and find alternate routes to their destinations when possible.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

 

MoDOT to close Northbound Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) ramp to Eastbound I-270 on Monday, April 26

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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April 21, 2021 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who plan to travel near Lindbergh Boulevard and I-270 next week should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will close the northbound Route 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) entrance ramp to eastbound I-270. The seven-day closure begins on Monday, April 26 at 6 a.m. and ends Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m. Signed detours will be in place.

Drivers traveling northbound on Lindbergh to access Interstate 270 will detour to James S. McDonnell Boulevard to access Interstate 270. Drivers who begin their trip north of James S. McDonnell Boulevard can utilize U-turns at Fee Fee Hills Drive or Utz Lane to travel southbound to James S. McDonnell Boulevard and continue to Interstate 270.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov .

 

MoDOT to close I-270 April 16-19 to demolish the West Florissant Avenue Bridge

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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April 5, 2021 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who plan to travel I-270 in north St. Louis County should use alternative routes the weekend of April 16-19 as crews will completely close both directions of I-70 to remove the West Florissant Avenue bridge.

Crews will start closing lanes in both directions of I-270 at 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, with all lanes being closed by 9 p.m. for the bridge demolition. I-270 is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, April 19. Detour routes for the closure will be marked. West Florissant Avenue will be closed at I-270 for four months. The new West Florissant Avenue bridge over I-270 will open to traffic in August 2021.

West Florissant Avenue will be closed at I-270. Detour routes are:

  • Southbound traffic on West Florissant Avenue detours via Dunn Road to North Elizabeth Avenue to Pershall Road to connect to West Florissant Avenue and continue southbound.
  • Northbound traffic on West Florissant Avenue detours via Pershall Road to New Halls Ferry Road to Dunn Road to connect to West Florissant Avenue and continue northbound.
  • Travelers north of I-270 on West Florissant Avenue traveling to I-270 eastbound detour via Dunn Road to North Elizabeth Avenue to the I-270 eastbound entrance ramp from North Elizabeth Avenue.
  • Travelers south of I-270 on West Florissant Avenue traveling to I-270 westbound detour via Pershall Road to New Halls Ferry Road to Dunn Road to the I-270 westbound entrance ramp from Dunn Road.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov

 

MoDOT I-270 Project announces I-270 and Dunn Road impacts beginning March 1

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

February 22, 2021 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who regularly use Dunn Road along I-270 should be aware that MoDOT will close the eastbound lane of Dunn between Graham and Washington, beginning March 1. For seven months, a single lane will carry westbound traffic, while MoDOT begins conversion of this portion of Dunn to westbound traffic only.

The westbound I-270 exit to New Florissant Road (Exit 27) will close permanently on March 1.

Detour routes for the closure will be marked. Drivers on the outer roads will utilize Pershall to travel east between Hanley/Graham and Washington/Elizabeth, using New Florissant or Washington/Elizabeth to turn around and continue on westbound Dunn to their destination.

Westbound I-270 traffic exiting to New Florissant (Exit 27) will be detoured in advance of this exit via the I-270 exit ramp to Washington/Elizabeth to access westbound Dunn and continue to New Florissant.

"Closing Exit 27 and the eastbound lane of Dunn are necessary to reconstruct Dunn, including all connections to side streets and businesses, and replace current highway entrance and exit ramps, called cross-over slip ramps, with new modern ramps to I-270. This work will improve both safety and reliability on this section of I-270" said Justin Wolf, I-270 North Project Director. "Once this section is complete, Dunn will be in its final configuration, with two lanes traveling westbound, and a third lane to accommodate traffic utilizing the Washington/Elizabeth turnaround bridge to enter westbound I-270 or merge onto westbound Dunn."

Please visit the I-270 North Project website at: to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT I-270 Project announces lane closures and a ramp closure beginning December 5

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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December 3, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who regularly use I-270 near Route 367 should be aware of upcoming lane closures on Saturday, December 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. I-270 traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction near Route 367. Motorists are encouraged to allow for additional time if traveling through the area.

The closures will allow crews to adjust the striping in the area to prepare for construction of the new Pershall Road bridge over I-270.

In addition, drivers who regularly use the southbound Route 67 (Lindbergh Blvd.) ramp to eastbound I-270 should be aware that the ramp will be closed on Monday, December 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This closure allows for continued construction of the new Lindbergh Blvd. bridge.

Motorist are encouraged to detour to Utz Lane and use the northbound Route 67 (Lindbergh Blvd.) entrance ramp to access eastbound I-270.

Both closures are part of the ongoing $278 million I-270 North Project.

Please visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT will close Pershall Rd. at Elizabeth Ave. beginning 6 a.m. Monday, November 9

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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November 03, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Motorists who regularly use I-270 in north St. Louis County should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Pershall Road and N. Elizabeth Avenue beginning 6 a.m., Monday, November 9 for three weeks.

The closure will allow the removal of the existing intersection pavement and rebuilding of the intersection with new pavement to connect to the new Washington St./N. Elizabeth Ave. bridge over I-270. W. Florissant Avenue will serve as the primary detour route, and all detour routes will be signed.

Drivers should also be aware that the following closures are still in place in that area:

  • I-270EB on-ramp at New Florissant Rd - Detour to EB on-ramp via W. Florissant Ave. to Dunn Rd. Alternate option - (Detour to EB on-ramp at W. Florissant Ave. via Dunn Rd.)
  • I-270 EB off-ramp to Washington St./N. Elizabeth Ave. closed - Detour to W. Florissant Ave. NB traffic detour via Dunn Rd. to Washington St./SB traffic detour via Pershall Rd. to N. Elizabeth Ave.
  • I-270 EB on-ramp at N. Elizabeth Ave and thru movement on Washington St./N. Elizabeth Ave. Closed - Detour SB traffic to EB on-ramp at W. Florissant Ave via Dunn Rd./Detour SB traffic to N. Elizabeth Ave via Dunn Rd. to S. New Florissant Rd. to N. New Florissant Rd. to Hereford Ave.
  • I-270 EB on-Ramp from N Elizabeth Ave - Detour NB to I-270 EB traffic to EB on-ramp at W. Florissant Ave via Pershall Rd.
  • Intersection of N. Elizabeth Ave at Pershall Road Closed - Detour NB traffic to Washington St. via Hereford Ave to New Florissant to Dunn Road.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

Updated: MoDOT will close eastbound and westbound lanes of I-270 north at Washington/Elizabeth for two nights this week

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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October 15, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Motorists who regularly use I-270 in North St. Louis County should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation will close all eastbound I-270 lanes at Washington/Elizabeth nightly beginning Friday, October 16.

In addition, westbound I-270 traffic will be reduced to a single lane with 15-20-minute intermittent closures.

The nightly closures are scheduled to take place Friday, October 16 through Saturday, October 17 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Motorists can use Pershall Road as a detour route.

The closures will allow workers to set beams (girders) in place that will support the bridge deck.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT will close Dunn Rd. at Washington St. starting Monday, October 12 at 6 a.m.

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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October 7, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Motorists who regularly use I-270 in north St. Louis County should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Dunn Rd. and Washington St. at 6 a.m. Monday, October 12 for three weeks.

The closure will allow the removal of the existing intersection pavement and rebuilding the intersection with new pavement to connect to the new Washington St./Elizabeth Ave. bridge over I-270.
New Florissant Rd. will serve as the primary detour route for travelers accessing Washington St. All detours will be marked.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT will close I-270 North at Lindbergh Blvd. for 15-30 minute intervals Friday night - early Saturday

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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September 28, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who plan to travel I-270 near Lindbergh Blvd. this weekend should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will close both eastbound and westbound I-270 at Lindbergh for 15-30-minute intervals throughout Friday night and Saturday morning. Intermittent closures will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, October 2 and continue until 7 a.m. Saturday, October 3.

MoDOT will additionally close the Southbound 67 (Lindbergh) ramp onto Eastbound I-270 from 7 p.m. Friday night until 7 a.m. Saturday morning. A signed detour for this ramp will be in place.

The closures will allow workers to set beams (girders) in place that will support the bridge deck.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at: www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or the I-270 North Project Team at: I-270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT will close Bellefontaine Road entrance ramp to westbound I-270 at Dunn Road beginning September 8

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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September 3, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who regularly use the Bellefontaine Rd. entrance ramp to westbound I-270 at Dunn Rd. should be aware of an upcoming closure beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The closure will remain in place for 2.5 months.

Westbound traffic will detour using northbound Dunn Rd. to the intersection with Benham Rd. and take southbound Route 367 to access westbound I-270. All detours will be marked.
The closure is part of an ongoing $278 million project along the I-270 North corridor.

"This closure is significant because it includes the first at-grade cross-over slip ramp removal, paving the way for a more modern and safer Interstate 270," said I-270 North Project Director Justin A. Wolf.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov

MoDOT closes I-270 North this weekend at Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue for bridge demolition

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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August 24, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who plan to travel I-270 in North St. Louis County next weekend may want to find alternates as crews will completely close the interstate at Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue.

Crews will close I-270 in both directions from 9 p.m. on Friday, August 28 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 31 to demolish the Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue bridge over the interstate.

Westbound traffic will exit at Elizabeth Avenue/Washington Street (Exit 28) and travel Dunn Road to the I-270 westbound entrance ramp.

Eastbound traffic will exit at New Florissant Road (Exit 27) and take the newly constructed Pershall Road to the I-270 eastbound entrance ramp.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov

MoDOT's I-270 North Project to close Pershall Rd. between Ford Ln. and Polson Ln. beginning August 4, 2020

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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July 23, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers who regularly use Pershall Rd. between Route 67 (Lindbergh Blvd.) and North Hanley Rd. should be aware of an upcoming closure starting Tuesday, August 4th at 9 a.m. The closure, between Ford Ln. and Polson Ln., will remain in place for 18 months. Motorists are encouraged to use I-270 between Lindbergh and Hanley/Graham as detour routes for both eastbound and westbound travel. All detours will be marked.

This closure allows for removal of soil and the replacement of the Pershall Road Bridge over Coldwater Creek. The bridge replacement is part of the ongoing $278 million I-270 North Project.

"We are working closely with MoDOT's I-270 North Project team to remove soils with low levels of radioactive contamination before they begin rebuilding the new bridges over Coldwater Creek. Closely coordinating our schedules allows access to contamination previously considered inaccessible and limits the necessary closures during this part of the overall I-270 North project to reduce the impact on area travelers." said Robin Parks, Lead Engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis FUSRAP project.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the I-270 North Project website at www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and details of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. Travelers can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT's I-270 North Project will close Dunn Rd. and westbound I-270 exit ramp at Old Halls Ferry Rd. on August 3

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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July 22, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Motorists should be aware that MoDOT will close Dunn Rd. and the westbound I-270 exit ramp at Old Halls Ferry Rd. beginning Monday, August 3rd at 9 a.m. Both will be closed for one month. Motorists are encouraged to use I-270 at New Halls Ferry Rd. to Netherton Dr. as the detour route. All detours will be marked.

The closures allow for improvement of the intersection at Dunn Rd. and Old Halls Ferry Rd. and construction of an additional lane both eastbound and westbound on I-270. The intersection improvements, Old Halls Ferry Rd. Bridge construction and the added highway lanes are part of the ongoing $278 million I-270 North Project.

The I-270 North Project runs from James S. McDonnell Blvd. to Bellefontaine Rd. It will update and replace aging pavement and bridges, better link communities, improve accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the project website at http://www.i270north.org to learn more about planned detours and about the specifics of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. In addition, website visitors can leave comments or signup for on-going updates. The public can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact the I-270 North Project Team at: I270North@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT Announces June 29, 2020 Ramp Closure on I-270

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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June 22, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers on Interstate I-270 should be aware of an upcoming ramp closure at S. New Florissant Road beginning on Monday, June 29, 2020, as part of MoDOT's $278 million I-270 North Project in north St. Louis County.

At 9 a.m. MoDOT will close the eastbound entrance ramp at S. New Florissant Road for three months. Motorists traveling the S. New Florissant Rd. entrance ramp to eastbound I-270 will detour from New Florissant Road onto eastbound Dunn Road. They will travel to Washington Street/N. Elizabeth Avenue; turn right onto Washington Street/N. Elizabeth Avenue, travel over I-270 and turn left onto the entrance ramp to eastbound I-270

The I-270 North Project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will update and replace aging pavement and bridges, better link communities, improve accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the project website at http://www.i270north.org to hear narrated detour information and to learn more about the specifics of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. In addition, website visitors can leave comments or signup for on-going updates.

The public can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson at nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

Also please don't forget - Buckle up, Phone Down, Be Patient and Don't Speed; especially in work zones.

MoDOT to close northbound Lindbergh Blvd. ramp to westbound I-270 for two years beginning Monday, June 8

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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June 4, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Motorists who regularly use the Interstate 270 and Lindbergh (Route 67) interchange in North St. Louis County should be aware of a ramp closure starting next week.

Starting Monday, June 8 at 9 a.m., crews will close the ramp from northbound Lindbergh to westbound I-270 for two years. During the closure, crews will rebuild the ramp as part of the I-270 North Project.

"This closure begins our process of constructing a new, more efficient and improved interchange system at I-270 and Lindbergh Blvd.," said Justin Wolf, project director for MoDOT's I-270 North Project.

Motorists traveling northbound on Lindbergh will be able to access I-270 by taking westbound Missouri Bottom Road to I-270. Motorists on northbound Lindbergh can also use the U-turn lanes at Utz Lane and Fee Fee Hills Drive to southbound Lindbergh and take westbound Missouri Bottom Road to access I-270. All detours will be marked.

In addition to the I-270 North Project northbound Lindbergh ramp closure, drivers should make note that St. Louis County will be resurfacing James S. McDonnell Blvd. and it will be an active work zone for the next month or two.

"We are working closely with MoDOT's I-270 North Project Director, Justin Wolf to ensure that drivers have safe routes to reach I-270 with as little disruption as possible," said Deanna Venker, St. Louis County Director of Transportation and Public Works.

Media interviews related to the Lindbergh ramp closure or other I-270 North Project construction activities scheduled for June 2020, are available Friday, June 5 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. To schedule an interview time, please call Nina Thompson at: 314-370-4187.

MoDOT Announces Road Closures on I-270 beginning June 8, 2020

Missouri Department of Transportation | St Louis District
1590 Woodlake Drive | Chesterfield MO 63017-5712
314.275.1500 Fax: 573.522.6475

For more information, contact MoDOT Customer Service at (314) 275-1500
Nina M. Thompson, I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator
(314) 370-4187 Nina.Thompson@modot.mo.gov

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May 26, 2020 — For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — Drivers on Interstate I-270 should be aware of upcoming road closures beginning June 8, 2020 as part of MoDOT's $278 million I-270 North Project in north St. Louis County.

The closure schedules and detour routes are as follows:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Closure Description: The northbound Highway 67 (Lindbergh Boulevard) ramp to westbound Interstate 270 will close.

Duration: 2 years

Detour Routes:

  • Traffic using the ramp from northbound Lindbergh Blvd to westbound I-270 will be detoured to the McDonnell Blvd./I-270 interchange via James S. McDonnell Blvd. Traffic traveling northbound on Lindbergh Blvd to the westbound I-270 entrance ramp will turn left onto James S. McDonnell Blvd and travel to the McDonnell/I-270 interchange where travelers can access the entrance ramp to westbound I-270. Drivers who miss the turn onto James S. McDonnell Blvd or begin their trip north of James S. McDonnell Blvd can make U-turns on Lindbergh Blvd at Utz Lane and Fee Fee Hills Drive to reach James S. McDonnell Blvd and continue on the detour to reach westbound I-270.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Closure Description: I-270 will close near Old Halls Ferry Road for bridge demolition.

Duration: 9 p.m. Friday, June 12 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 15.

Drivers should consider alternate routes as all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-270 will close on Friday, June 12th at 9 p.m. for removal of Old Halls Ferry Bridge.

Detour Routes:

  • Traffic on eastbound I-270 will exit at the New Halls Ferry Road ramp (Exit 30) and travel through the New Halls Ferry Road intersection to Pershall Road, following Pershall through the Old Halls Ferry Road intersection to the Old Halls Ferry Road entrance ramp to eastbound I-270.
  • Traffic on westbound I-270 will exit at the ramp to Old Halls Ferry Road (Exit 30A) and travel through the Old Halls Ferry Road intersection to Dunn Road, follow Dunn Road through the New Halls Ferry Road intersection to the Dunn Road entrance ramp to westbound I-270.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Closure Description: Old Halls Ferry Bridge over I-270 Closure

Duration: 100 days

Detour Routes:

  • Southbound Old Halls Ferry Road traffic will turn right onto Dunn Road, travel to New Halls Ferry Road, turn left onto New Halls Ferry Road and travel south on New Halls Ferry Road to the Old Halls Ferry Road/New Halls Ferry Road split.
  • Northbound Old Halls Ferry Road traffic will detour via the Old Halls Ferry Road/New Halls Ferry Road split, traveling north on New Halls Ferry Road to Dunn Road, turn right onto Dunn Road, travel to Old Halls Ferry Road and turn left onto northbound Old Halls Ferry Road.
  • Southbound Old Halls Ferry Road traffic needing to access eastbound I-270 will turn right onto Dunn Road, travel to New Halls Ferry Road, turn left onto New Halls Ferry Road, travel south on New Halls Ferry Road, turn right onto Pershall Road, travel to West Florissant Road, turn right onto West Florissant Road and turn right onto entrance ramp to eastbound I-270.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Closure Description: I-270 Eastbound Entrance Ramp at S. New Florissant Road Closure

Duration: 3 months

Detour Routes:

  • Travelers using the New Florissant Road entrance ramp to eastbound I-270 will be detoured from New Florissant Road onto eastbound Dunn Road and travel to Washington Street/N. Elizabeth Avenue, turn right onto Washington Street/N. Elizabeth Avenue travel over I-270 and turn left onto the entrance ramp to eastbound I-270.

The I-270 North Project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will update and replace aging pavement and bridges, better link communities, improve accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

Drivers are encouraged to visit the project website at http://www.i270north.org to hear narrated detour information and to learn more about the specifics of the project, including a project overview and graphic displays of planned construction. In addition, website visitors can leave comments or signup for on-going updates.

The public can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson, at nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT Starts Construction on I-270 North Monday, April 20, 2020

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April 2, 2020 - For immediate release

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Department of Transportation is moving into the construction phase of the I-270 North Design-Build Project. On April 20, 2020, the eastbound I-270 off ramp to Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue will close. This closure will allow construction of a new south outer road connecting New Florissant Road and Elizabeth Avenue.

"We are committed to keeping the public informed of the scope and schedule of work planned in the I-270 North corridor to minimize disruption and allow them to adjust their travel routes during construction," said I-270 North Project Director Justin Wolf. "With current social distancing orders, MoDOT's focus is to keep people informed through virtual meetings, website chats, social media, and other electronic engagement platforms."

The I-270 North Design-Build Project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will update and replace aging pavement and bridges, better link communities, improve accessibility for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

MoDOT encourages travelers and area residents to visit the I-270 North project website at http://www.i270north.org for important information including a project overview, graphic displays of planned construction, and detour maps. Website visitors can also leave comments or sign up for ongoing updates.

The public can also contact MoDOT's customer service center at 1-314-275-1500 or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson, at nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

MoDOT Cancels Open House Public Meeting for I-270 North, Hosts Virtual Public Meeting on Website

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March 12, 2020 - For immediate release

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) today announced that it has canceled its previously scheduled open house public hearing for the I-270 North Project. The meeting was to be held today from 4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

The meeting was canceled due to growing health concerns surrounding the coronavirus . MoDOT is committed to making information available to the public so it is hosting a virtual public meeting beginning at 4 p.m. today, on its project website at: http://www.i270north.org. The public will be able to obtain current information on the project and offer comments. All displays and information also will be available on the website by 4 p.m.

MoDOT will continue to engage the public as we have been doing throughout the project.

For additional information on the I-270 North Project, please call the customer service center at 1-314-275-1500, or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson at: nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

 

MoDOT Hosts Open House Public Hearing for Interstate 270 North Design-Build Project

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February 6, 2020 - For immediate release

ST. LOUIS - If you would like to learn more about the I-270 North Design-Build Project, another great opportunity to do just that is coming soon.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold an open house public hearing on Thursday, March 12 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd., St. Louis, MO 63135. The hearing will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union. Parking will be available in lots P3, P4, P6 and P7.

There will be no formal presentations during the hearing. The public may stop in at any time during the advertised hours to speak with MoDOT staff and project consultants, and to provide both written and recorded feedback. A virtual hearing to receive additional public comments will be available on the project website at http://www.i270north.org, between March 12 and March 23, 2020.

The I-270 North Project runs from James S. McDonnell Boulevard to Bellefontaine Road. It will replace aging infrastructure, link communities, improve accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance traffic operations and safety throughout the corridor.

For additional information about the public hearing or the I-270 North Project, please call the customer service center at 1-314-275-1500, or contact I-270 North Project Communications Coordinator, Nina M. Thompson at: nina.thompson@modot.mo.gov.

 

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Selects I-270 North Design-Build Contractor

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ST. LOUIS - Nov. 6, 2019 At its monthly meeting held today on the St. Louis Community College campus in Ferguson, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission selected Millstone Weber as the Design-Build contractor for the Interstate 270 North Project. The $278 million dollar project runs along I-270 from I-70 on the west to west of Riverview Drive.

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"Seeing this project come to fruition is great progress for the community, the region and the entire state of Missouri," said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. "The I-270 North Project is MoDOT's largest single project in the last decade. It will replace aging infrastructure, enhance safety and resiliency of the system and improve mobility for freight and passengers, all while creating an economic boost for nearby communities. MoDOT's design-build model to scale the scope of work to match existing resources has worked well for us, and I believe it will with this project, too."

The I-270 North Design-Build Project seeks to improve reliability within the I-270 corridor, link communities, and enhance traffic operations so that the public has a durable and maintainable transportation network.

Challenges within the corridor include safety. Reports show that both directions of I-270 have higher than average rates of severe crashes. They also indicate higher-than-average crash rates, with eastbound I-270 showing an average crash rate 30% higher than the statewide average for interstates.

Photo of participants at November 6, 2019 MoDOT Commissioners Meeting

Other challenges include the corridor's position as one of the heaviest traveled interstates in Missouri, 140,000 vehicles, of which 18% are heavy trucks, travel it daily. In addition, the corridor offers limited pedestrian facilities.

"This project has been in the works for a long time and we are excited to finally move forward to address some of the challenges within the I-270 corridor," said Project Director, Justin Wolf. "While we know that a project of this scope will require patience on the part of those who travel throughout the corridor, we also know that the end product will be worth it."

MoDOT's project team will meet with Millstone Weber over the next several months to fine-tune project elements and construction approach. Improvements planned for the project include:

  • Reconstruct interchanges at U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh), Hanley/Graham Roads, New Florissant Road, Washington St./Elizabeth Ave., West Florissant Ave, News Halls Ferry Road, Old Halls Ferry Road and Route 367,
  • Additional lane of pavement on I-270 in both directions from U.S. Route 67 (Lindbergh) to Route 367
  • Improve accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians with shared use paths from Lindbergh to Breezy Point Lane along Dunn Road, and from Hanley/Graham Roads to Old Halls Ferry Road along Pershall Road, and
  • Improve safety with an updated outer road system that includes outer road conversions and removal of cross over slip ramps.

"We are thrilled to be part of this significant project," said Thom Kuhn, President/CEO Millstone Weber, LLC. "We look forward to it being a model for how MoDOT, its contractors, engineers and the community can work together for the greater good. We and our partners are ready for the challenge."

Work on the project is scheduled to begin in spring 2020. Project goals are:

  1. Deliver the project by Dec. 1, 2023 within the program budget of $278 million.
  2. Maximize reliability and safety while linking communities for all users.
  3. Provide a durable and maintainable transportation network making Interstate 270 the conduit for a prosperous region.
  4. Grow and utilize a diverse workforce.
  5. Minimize and mitigate impacts to customers through innovation.

"Many of the people who have worked alongside of MoDOT to help make this project a reality have been reaching out to us to let us know how pleased they are that the project is moving into the construction phase," said Wolf. "We are excited too because we know that those who live and use the I-270 North corridor will be the benefactors of a much-improved traffic system to travel on."

The Design-Build team selected for the I-270 North project is:

Team Name Millstone Weber  
Major Participants: Millstone Weber Parsons Transportation Group
Additional Team Members: Horner and Shifrin
Terracon
Excel Business Concepts

CBB
Pace Construction
The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture highlights the new design for the I-270 and Lindbergh Interchange looking from the east. Once constructed this interchange is designed to improve safety and mobility, while increasing connectivity and potentially offering increased economic development to the area. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.
The rendering in this picture illustrates the improved interchange design for the I-270 and Route 367 Interchange. By designing and building a directional ramp from Eastbound 270 to Northbound 367 will provide a more robust solution to this heavily traveled movement. Specifics of this interchange will be provided at the public meeting in winter 2020.

MoDOT Announces I-270 North Project Staff

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ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has hired Nina M. Thompson as Communication's Coordinator for the I-270 North Design Build Project. Thompson brings more than 30 years of experience in Public Relations consultation and strategy development to the project. Her past work includes helping businesses, state agencies, and non-profit organizations strategically develop and execute public relations and communications efforts, and 14 years in Missouri state government.

The project will address safety, traffic congestion, accessibility, and aging infrastructure along I-270 from I-70 on the west, to west of Riverview. Team members currently working on the project include: Project Director, Justin Wolf; Deputy Project Director, Eric Kopinski, Design Coordinator Jennifer Becker, and Design Builders Ploisongsaeng Intaratip, Brian Roth-Roffy, Sheron Thomas, Schuyler Noeth and Tabitha Locke.

To ensure workforce diversity related to the $252 million project, MoDOT established project goals of 18% Construction and 22% Professional Services. This equates to approximately $45 million for DBE contractors and consultants on this single project. Workforce diversity goals are federally set at 14.7% minorities per craft and 6.9% women per craft. In addition, the RFP requires the selected design-build team to have a minimum of eight On-the-Job Training (OJT) 1,000 hour slots, six allocated for construction and two for professional services.

MoDOT is also offering approximately $375, 000 in grant opportunities to local workforce training facilities and DBE supportive services during the duration of the project. In addition to the efforts MoDOT has taken to ensure a diverse workforce on this project, there is a scoring section worth 10% of the overall points, within which design-build proposers will be scored based on submitted approaches to public information, community outreach, and workforce accessibility

"This will be a challenging endeavor, but we have a great project team, strong project goals, and two innovative, nationally-recognized St. Louis companies competing for the project. Both teams have experience in Design-Build and interstate highway construction," said Wolf.

I-270 Team