On July 5 and 6, crews will close the inside lane of eastbound I-70 just after the Blanchette Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to work in the median preparing for the future construction crossover in the median of I-70. The westbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge is scheduled to close in early November 2012 for approximately one year. The construction of the crossover will enable westbound traffic to get to the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge. During the one year closure, all traffic will be using the eastbound bridge with three lanes in each direction.
The week of July 9-12 and possibly the week of July 16-19, MoDOT's bridge inspection crew will close one lane on the eastbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge to conduct its biannual inspection. The lane will be closed from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. This routine inspection is being performed now so traffic interruptions will not be necessary when I-70 traffic is utilizing the bridge during the westbound Blanchette work.
MoDOT advises motorists to slow down and watch for workers present in work zones. For more information about the I-70 Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, visit the project website at www.modot.org/blanchettebridge.