Today's Road Closings:
For Monday, April 25:
ARGONNE ALLEY CLOSURE TODAY: Riggs Construction needs to do some work to their building so they will need to close the Argonne Alley from 9am to 4pm today.
ROCK BLASTING ON 270 - UPDATE: MoDOT begins rock blasting work along southbound I-270 from Manchester to I-44, starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/10) at 1:00 p.m. All lanes on both directions of I-270 in this section will be closed for up to 15 minutes on weekdays to blast rock as part of the widening construction. This blasting work and interstate closure is weather permitting. Crews will need to blast and then clear any rock from the roadway before reopening the interstate. These closures will occur on every weekday throughout this month, weather permitting. Big Bend Boulevard near I-270 will also be closed in both directions for up to 15 minutes during the rock blast.
BLASTING ON I-270 - MESSAGE FROM FIRE CHIEF TOM OPENLANDER: We have met with MoDOT and been advised that the I-270 blasting will begin for the 2013 construction season on April 10th. The plan at this time is for one blast per day occurring at 1:00 pm for the entire month of April and possibly the first half of May. The contractor will begin blasting in the area by Big Bend (west side of highway adjacent to southbound traffic lanes).
BLASTING SHUT DOWNS IN APRIL: They will shut down both the northbound and southbound traffic lanes on I-270, as well as eastbound and westbound Big Bend during the initial blasts. Please keep this in mind and try to avoid that area if at all possible during that time frame. The fire department will have a representative on site, usually Fire Marshal Leo Meyer, to monitor the blast each day. Our expectation is that it will be as uneventful as last summer’s blasting.
Ongoing Street Repair Work, 2013 (will be posted soon)
Please be advised this information could be modified or changed with little notice.
Thank you for your patience.