Drivers headed Downtown on Friday night and Saturday morning should avoid the area around the Poplar Street Bridge (PSB). MoDOT plans to close northbound I-55 and eastbound I-44 into Downtown this Friday night at 8 pm, to place girders over the interstate for the new PSB Ramp. Please note below for detours.
Starting at 8 pm on Friday, May 15th, crews will close the following:
- All eastbound lanes and ramps on I-44 between the 7th Street/Park Ramp and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge Ramp
- All northbound lanes and ramps on I-55 between the Gravois Ramp and the PSB
- On-ramp to northbound I-55 from Marion (Soulard)
- On-ramp to northbound I-55 from Tucker/Gravois
All lanes and ramps will reopen by 11 am on Saturday, May 16th, before Saturday’s home Cardinal’s game.
To detour around the closure:
- Drivers heading to Illinois: Use I-64, or I-270/I-255 to avoid the closure on I-55 and I-44.
- From northbound I-55 to eastbound I-64: Take Gravois (Exit 207A), continue until it becomes Tucker, turn right on Chouteau and then left on 6th Street to get on eastbound I-64 at the 6th Street ramp.
- From northbound I-55 to eastbound I-70: Take Gravois (Exit 207A), continue until it becomes Tucker, follow Tucker to I-70 eastbound and use the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.
- From northbound I-55 to westbound I-70: Take Gravois (Exit 207A), continue until it becomes Tucker, turn right on Cass, turn left on Broadway, turn left on North Market and then turn right to get onto the westbound I-70 ramp at 10th Street.
- From eastbound I-44 to eastbound I-64: Take the 7th Street/Park Ramp (Exit 290C), turn right on Park, turn left on Broadway, then turn left at the signal at Chouteau, followed by a right on 6th Street to access eastbound I-64.
- From eastbound I-44 to westbound I-70: Take the 7th Street/Park Ramp (Exit 290C), turn right on Park, left on Broadway, continue on 4th Street to Convention Plaza and cross under I-44 and enter onto I-70 heading west.
Please note, MoDOT plans to conduct a full weekend closure of I-44/I-55 Downtown starting May 29th, to remove the ramp from the westbound PSB to southbound I-55. More details will be released when they are available.