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UPDATED MAY 2: Veterans Memorial Parkway and I-70 Ramps Reopened to Traffic after Repairs due to Tractor-Trailer Fire

May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 2:09 PM

UPDATE FROM MODOT:

All repairs have been made on I-70 North Outer Road (Veterans Memorial Parkway) near Mid Rivers Mall Drive following last week's tractor-trailer fire. The road and all ramps are back open.

 


April 27, 2018 3 PM

I-70 EXIT RAMP ONTO VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY NOW OPEN FOR MALL ACCESS ONLY THROUGH THE WEEKEND

 

The ramp from eastbound I-70 to Veterans Memorial Parkway opened this afternoon with access only to Mid Rivers Mall. The ramp will be closed again on Monday morning so crews can continue repairs.

 


 

April 27, 2018 09:27 AM
UPDATE FROM MODOT WITH NEW TIMETABLE FOR OPENING -- PLUS, I-70 RAMP ONTO VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY OPENING FOR MALL ACCESS ONLY THROUGH THE WEEKEND

South Outer Interstate 70 (Veterans Memorial Parkway) past Mid Rivers Mall Drive will remain closed through the middle of next week while crews repair damage caused by Monday’s tractor-trailer fire. The fire damaged several slabs of pavement, barrier wall, guardrail and a high mast light pole.

The ramp from the outer road to eastbound I-70 also remains closed, which means there is no access from Mid Rivers Mall Drive to eastbound I-70. Drivers can detour around the closure by taking Mid Rivers Mall Drive to Mexico Road to Cave Springs. (See more detailed detour routes below.)

The ramp from eastbound I-70 to Veterans Memorial Parkway is expected to reopen later today with access only to Mid Rivers Mall. The ramp will be closed again on Monday morning so crews can continue repairs.

All work is weather permitting.

 


 

April 23, 2018 12:22 PM:

UPDATE WITH DETOUR ROUTES:

MoDOT continues to evaluate the damage at Veterans Memorial Parkway (near Best Buy) from the tanker truck accident that occurred early this morning. Currently, access to eastbound I-70 from Mid Rivers Mall Drive is closed, as well as the slip ramp from eastbound I-70 to Veterans Memorial Parkway (Exit 222B).

During this ramp closure, drivers wishing to access eastbound I-70 from Mid Rivers Mall Drive are asked to use the following routes:
 
Mid Rivers Mall Drive traffic originating south of I-70 – take Mid Rivers Mall Drive to eastbound Mexico Road. From Mexico Road, continue east to Cave Springs Road. Turn left on to Cave Springs Road and then right at the eastbound Highway 70 entrance ramp.
 
Mid Rivers Mall Drive originating north of I-70 – take southbound Mid Rivers Mall Drive to the westbound I-70. From westbound I-70, exit at MO-79 (Exit 220) and turn left. From southbound MO-79, get into the right lane and use the loop ramp to eastbound I-70.

 


 

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NEWS RELEASE:

 

April 23, 2018 09:31 AM
South Outer I-70 to Remain Closed Following Tractor-Trailer Fire
Ramp to Eastbound I-70 Also Closed


ST. LOUIS – South Outer Interstate 70 (Veterans Memorial Parkway) past Mid Rivers Mall Drive will remain closed through at least the weekend following this morning’s tractor-trailer fire. The ramp from the outer road to eastbound I-70 will also remain closed.

 

This morning’s fire damaged several slabs of pavement, as well as barrier wall, guardrail and a light pole. Repairs must be made before it is safe to reopen the roadway.

 

Drivers can detour around the closure by taking the north outer road to Cave Springs Drive and then either getting on eastbound I-70 or doubling back to the south outer road.