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New details on public events for bridge opening  (File Size)January 28, 2014

Here's some new details on the opening events for the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Missouri, Illinois announce bridge opening date   (353 Kb)December 12, 2013

We've announced the date the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open to traffic.  Details on ribbon cutting events to be shared as they are determined.

MoDOT opens new ramp to Tucker Boulevard  (352 Kb)September 24, 2013

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the city of St. Louis will celebrate the completion of a new ramp from eastbound I-70 to Tucker Boulevard with a ribbon cutting Thursday (September 26) at 11 a.m.

IDOT plans a 9-day closure of I-64 starting September 9  (75 Kb)September 3, 2013

Illinois has scheduled a nine-day closure of I-64 in East St. Louis. The work starts on September 13. More details are in the above release.

MoDOT announces schedule to close gap    (352 Kb)July 23, 2013

MoDOT has annouced the schedule to close the gap between the sides of the I-70 bridge over the Mississippi River. .

IDOT closes I-55/I-70 lanes Feb. 20-22 for girder placement  (52 Kb)February 13, 2013

The Illinois Department of Transportation will have lane closures overnight on I-55/I-70 to place girders over the interstate. Drivers can expect short duration interstate closures during this work.

Crews work more than 1 million hours on MRB projects (353 Kb)November 15, 2012

Crews have worked more than 1 million hours of the various Mississippi River Bridge projects in Missouri and Illinois..

IDOT closes lanes on I-55/I-70 this weekend  (76 Kb)Oct. 30, 2012

IDOT will close lanes on I-55/I-70 from 7 p.m. to 5 a,m. nightly Thursday, November 1 to Saturday November 3. Only one lane will be able to get though; however crews will have to close all lanes for short periods of time.

MoDOT closes ramp from WB I-70 to Madison until mid December  (31.4 Kb)Oct. 24, 2012

MoDOT has closed the ramp from westbound I-70 to Madison in downtown St. Louis until mid-December so crews can remove and replace the ramp as part of on-going construction for the new Mississippi River Bridge..

Ramp from I-64 to I-55 in Illinois closed until February 2013 (53.1 Kb)July 18, 2012

Illinois DOT will close the ramp from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-55/I-70in East St. Louis until January 31, 2013.  This is part of construction for the new tri-level interchange for the Mississippi River Bridge project..

MoDOT to hold public meeting to discuss alternatives (337 Kb)April 2, 2012

The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an open house style public meeting on April 10 to discuss alternatives for the department's portion of the CityArchRiver 2015 project.

Illinois to close I-64 March 30-April 2 to remove bridges (336 Kb)March 16, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation will close both directions of Interstate 64 for a weekend to remove two bridges over the interstate. For detours around the closure, click here.

Madison ramp from westbound I-70 closes for a week (336 Kb)February 7. 2012

The Madison ramp from westbound I-70 closes for a week after morning rush traffic on Monday, February 13 - traffic should use Branch Street exit for detour..

MRB towers reach 200 feet (336 Kb)January 10, 2012

New Mississippi River Bridge towers reach halfway point

MoDOT to reopen express lanes December 22  (336 Kb)December 21, 2011

Morning and evening commutes downtown will be a little easier after MoDOT reopens the express lanes downtown December 22..

MRB team starts taking reservations for 2012 public tours  (337 Kb)December 15, 2011

The Mississippi River Bridge team is now taking reservations for the public tours held the final Friday of each month. For details on the next available dates, click here.

Enormous crane arrives for MRB construction duty (337 Kb)November 7, 2011

A 900-ton Manitowoc 7000 has arrived for duty on the New Mississippi River Bridge project. (Manitowoc fact sheet)

Crews close one lane of EB I-70 downtown until summer 2012 (337 Kb)October 14, 2011

MoDOT will close one lane of eastbound I-70 downtown between Madison Street and the Broadway exit ramp after Monday evening rush.  At the same time, they will close the ramp from 11th Street to eastbound I-70. Both the lane and the ramp reopen in summer 2012.

MoDOT to celebrate completion of Missouri Approach (337 Kb )October 7, 2011

One of the first major pieces of the new Mississippi River Bridge project is now complete. MoDOT will celebrate that with a ribbon cutting October 14.

Cass Avenue Bridge to reopen October 7  (337 Kb)September 30, 2011

After being closed for more than four years, the new Cass Avenue Bridge over I-70 will reopen after a ribbon cutting October 7.

MRB team to close 10th Street ramp October 10 (337 Kb)September 28, 1011

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the 10th Street ramp from eastbound I-70 on October 10 at 9 a.m. as part of on-going construction for the new Mississippi River Bridge. Detour information is attached.

MRB team closes I-70 downtown October 7-10  (337 Kb) September 27, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close I-70 downtown October 7-10 to remove the Howard and 9th Street bridge over I-70. Use I-64 and I-170 to avoid. For local traffic, this is the detour.

MRB team closes I-70 express lanes October 3   (337 Kb)September 26, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the I-70 express lanes at 9 a.m. October 3. The lanes should reopen in early to mid-December 2011.

MRB team closes lanes on IL Route 3 next week   (473 Kb)September 23, 2011

Illinois DOT will have lanes closed on Illinois Route 3 starting next week. There may be full closures of the roadway for short periods of time.

MRB team reopens Exchange Ave in East St. Louis   (480 Kb)September 15, 2011

The Illinois Department of Transportation will reopen both directions of Exchange Avenue between 7th and 9th streets in East St. Louis. The ramp to I-55/I-70 remains closed.

MRB team reopens 15th Street in East St. Louis     (479 Kb)September 12, 2011

The Illinois Department of Transportation will reopens a portion of 15th Street after reconstructing the intersection of 15th and St. Clair Avenue.

MRB team closes portion of 15th Street in East St. Louis  (55Kb)August 18, 2011

The Illinois Department of Transportation will close a portion of 15th Street in East St. Louis for four weeks to reconstruct the intersection of 15th Street and St. Clair Avenue.  The roadway should reopen in early September.

MRB team to close I-70 lanes, ramps starting August 7 (337 Kb)August 2, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor, Millstone Bangert, Inc. will close various lanes and ramps on Interstate 70 near the Cass Avenue bridge nightly starting August 7 to install conduit.

MRB team continues public tours, launches virtual tour (337 Kb)July 6, 2011

People interested in seeing construction on the new Mississippi River Bridge now have two options: Attending the monthly public tour or view the project on a virtual tour.

MoDOT delays overnight I-70 closures until June 22  (336 Kb)June 17, 2011

MoDOT has delayed closures to set girders for the Cass Bridge until June 22 .

MoDOT to close I-70 lanes at night for Cass Bridge girders (337 Kb)June 10, 2011

MoDOT will close various I-70 lanes, overnight, for two weeks to set girders for the new Cass Avenue bridge..

IDOT announces lettings for MRB projects (337 Kb)May 19, 2012

The Illinois DOT has four projects scheduled for the June 17, 2011 letting. These projects total more than $55 million.

Express lanes closed from May 16 until early July  (336 Kb)May 10, 2011

Crews will close the express lanes from May 16 until early July to construct the center portion of the new Cass Avenue bridge..

MoDOT awards final Missouri project for MRB corridor (337 Kb)May 5, 2011

All the Missouri pieces of the New Mississippi River Bridge corridor are now under contract after the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission awarded the contract to build the Missouri I-70 interchange.

MoDOT closes lanes on Broadway ramp for Cass work  (337Kb)March 9, 2011

MoDOT has closed the right lane of the two-lane ramp from eastbound I-70 to Broadway for a month. They will also close the ramp nightly, starting March 14, for a week..

MoDOT starts work on Cass Avenue Bridge  (337Kb)February 15, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation has started construction of a new bridge to carry Cass Avenue over I-70. The bridge is scheduled to be complete in November 2011.

MoDOT to close reversible lanes Monday, Tuesday (336 Kb)January 21, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will close the Interstate 70 reversible lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, weather permitting.

MoDOT to cut ribbon on new St. Louis Avenue bridge (336 Kb)October 28, 2010

The public is cordially invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new St. Louis Avenue bridge. The ceremony is November 5, at 10:30 a.m., on the bridge.

Illinois shore construction camera goes live  (336 Kb)October 22, 2010

The MRB team has turned on a third construction camera -- this one on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi River.

IDOT holds pedestrian bridge ribbon cutting (336 Kb)October 8, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation will celebrate the completion of a new pedestrian bridge over I-64 with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The public is invited.

MoDOT to close I-70 lanes Oct. 8-10  (336 Kb)October 5, 2010

Drivers in St. Louis City may have only one driving lane available at times during repaving work on Interstate 70 between North Broadway and Madison the weekend of Oct. 8-10 .

IDOT to close I-64 weekend of Oct 8-11 for MRB project  (337 Kb) September 30, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled a full closure of I-64 from Illinois Route 111 to the Tri-Level on Oct. 8-11 to remove the 15th Street overpass.

IDOT schedules ribbon cutting for pedestrian bridge  (4.4 Mb)September 30, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled a ribbon cutting for the pedestrian bridge over I-64. The ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 on the south end of the bridge. .

MoDOT closes reversible lanes overnight Wednesday (336 Kb)September 28, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the I-70 reversible lanes overnight, starting Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.

MoDOT reopens the reversible lanes tonight (337 Kb)Sept. 17, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation reopens the I-70 reversible lanes tonight by 3 p.m.  The lanes will remain eastbound during morning and evening rush periods..

MoDOT to close I-70 lanes overnight for girder placement (337 Kb)September 9, 2010

MoDOT will close two lanes overnight on I-70 near St. Louis Avenue Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Thursday, Sept. 16 to place girders for the St. Louis Avenue bridge.

Illinois breaks ground on Illinois Approach (337 Kb)August 13, 2010

Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig joined U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello and other officials today for a groundbreaking ceremony...

IDOT to close I-55/I-70 August 27-30 to remove bridge (337 Kb)August 10, 2010

IDOT will close a section of I-55/I-70 the weekend of August 27-30 to remove the Exchange Avenue overpass.  The planned detour for the closure is attached. The overpass closes August 16 to prepare for the demolition.  The overpass detour is here.

IDOT to break ground for Illinois Approach Friday (363 Kb)August 9, 2010

Illinois federal, state and local officials will break ground for the Illinois Approach in a ceremony on the Illinois levee at 1:30 p.m. on August 13, 2010. Details on parking are here.

MoDOT schedules weekend I-70 closure to remove bridge (337Kb)June 15, 2010

MoDOT will close Interstate 70 in St. Louis City from 8 p.m. June 25 to 5 a.m. June 28 to demolish the St. Louis Avenue Bridge. Click here for detour information.

MoDOT to celebrate completion of Madison Street Bridge (337 Kb)June 10, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation will cut the ribbon for the Madison Street bridge in a ceremony on June 18, at 2:30 p.m. on the new bridge .

MoDOT to open reversible lanes for Tuesday evening (360 Kb)May 3, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation will reopen the reversible lanes, eastbound, in time for the May 4 evening rush hour period..

MoDOT to close two lanes on eastbound I-70(360 Kb)April 26, 2010

MoDOT will close two lanes at night on eastbound I-70 on April 28 and 29. Drivers may also experience temporary interstate closures. .

Top officials join together to break ground (366 Kb)April 19, 2010

A number of Federal and state officials joined together to break ground on the new Mississippi River Bridge Project. (Copy of the program).

Construction cameras are live (336 Kb)April 13, 2010

Two construction cameras for the upcoming Mississippi River Bridge project have now gone live..

MoDOT, IDOT reschedule groundbreaking (336 KB)March 11, 2010

The Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation are pleased to announce that they have rescheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for the main span of the New Mississippi River Bridge for Monday, April 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. on the deck of the Eads Bridge. (Parking)

MoDOT closes Madison Street Bridge (336 KB)March 2, 2010

MoDOT closes Madison Street Bridge to prepare for removing the bridge March 5.

MoDOT to close I-70 for Madison Street bridge removal (336 KB)March 1, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation, and its contractor Fred Weber, Inc., has confirmed that it will close Interstate 70 this weekend to knock down the Madison Street bridge over the interstate. (Detour)

News Archive

MHTC awards Missouri Approach Contract(335 KB)February 24, 2010

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission has awarded the Mississippi River Bridge Missouri Approach contract to Fred Weber, Inc. for $10.9 million.

MoDOT, IDOT invite public to groundbreaking(336 KB)February 17, 2010

The Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation are pleased to announce that they will host a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction activities for the main span of the New Mississippi River Bridge ....

MoDOT reschedules I-70 weekend closures (359 Kb)January 22, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor Fred Weber, Inc., are scheduling two weekend closures of Interstate 70 in St. Louis City in February and March. Detour information..

River Bridge team, contractor meet main span DBE goal(337 Kb)January 19, 2010

The Mississippi River Bridge team and its joint venture prime contractor have exceeded the 18 percent Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the main span contract for the bridge. DBE use to date.

MoDOT to close reversible lanes for two months(357 Kb)January 4, 2010

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and its contractor Fred Weber, Inc., will close the Interstate 70 reversible lanes February 3 for two months as part of constructing the Madison Street bridge over the interstate.

Archive - 2009 news releases 

Here are the news items released in 2009.