Getting Around Downtown STL


This Friday at 8 pm, MoDOT is closing a second lane of westbound Poplar Street Bridge (PSB), from Illinois into Downtown.

The closure will allow crews to construct a new driving surface on the right lanes of westbound PSB; the lanes are scheduled to remain closed until July.  Although the bridge will remain open during construction, drivers may want to consider using alternate routes between Illinois and Downtown, including:

  • MetroLink
  • The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • The Eads Bridge
  • The Martin Luther King Bridge

The closed westbound lanes of PSB are scheduled to reopen by early July.

Other important dates:

  • Mid-May: The ramp from westbound PSB to eastbound I-44 will reopen
  • Late-May: The ramp to southbound I-55 will close for a month for reconstruction

For additional work zone information and real-time roadway weather conditions, go to  For real time traffic, visit  All work is weather permitting and may be shifted due to inclement weather, at the discretion of MODOT.