The ramp from westbound Interstate 70 to southbound Fifth Street will be closed starting at 8 a.m. Monday, June 3 until Monday, June 24 for bridge repair work. The westbound I-70 bridge over Fifth Street is being rehabilitated and resurfaced as part of the westbound I-70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge project. Three lanes of westbound I-70 will remain open and the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound Fifth Street will remain open.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes to access southbound Fifth Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway (the south outer road of I-70). Motorists can exit westbound I-70 to northbound Fifth Street, turn right on Ameristar Blvd, right on South Main and then either take a right on Lombard or a right on Fifth Street. Another option would be to exit westbound I-70 at northbound Fifth Street and go to the light at Boonslick Road. Turn left on Boonslick and left on Fairgrounds to access Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Westbound motorists could also avoid I-70 altogether and use Route 364 Missouri River Bridge crossing and exit at Arena Parkway to get to Fifth Street.
Motorists are advised to slow down in the work zone and obey the posted 45 mph speed limit. For more information on the I-70 Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, go to www.modot.org/blanchettebridge .