Drivers on Interstate I-270 should be aware of a closure near the West Florissant Avenue Bridge beginning tonight (Friday). The closure is all part of MoDOT’s $278 million I-270 North Project in north St. Louis County, and this phase involves the demolition of the West Florissant Avenue Bridge.

Crews will start closing lanes in both directions of I-270 at 7pm Friday, April 16, with all lanes being closed by 9pm for the bridge demolition. MoDOT Communications Coordinator Nina Thompson tells The Big Z West Florissant Avenue will be closed at I-270 for four months.

Click here for Thompson's comments

The interstate is scheduled to reopen by 5am on Monday, April 19. Drivers are encouraged to visit the project website to hear full narrated detour information.

www.i270north.org

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