Beginning Aug. 1, you might need to find a different route to work. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced Wednesday that it will begin a new project that will “significantly change” how drivers on eastbound I-270 exit at Lindbergh.
As it stands now, the Lindbergh exit to I-270 is a bit precarious, requiring drivers to edge their way into traffic with a very small window of opportunity in some cases, especially during heavy-traffic times.
The new project, which is being completed by MoDOT contractor N.B. West Contracting, will widen and split the existing ramp from eastbound I-270 to southbound Lindbergh. Crews will also install a new traffic signal an Lindbergh at the top of the ramp, MoDOT said in a press release.
Drivers will still be able to use the ramp during initial work, but crews will be working on it between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during that time. But beginning in mid-September, drivers should expect some nighttime closures as well as at least one full-weekend closure of the Lindbergh ramp.
The new intersection is expected to be completed by mid-October, and drivers will begin using the new ramp at that time to access northbound Lindbergh. The southbound ramp will remain in its current position.
After the new ramp is functional, crews will remove the old one. The full project will be completed before December.
MoDOT says the change will improve the flow of traffic on the eastbound interstate at Lindbergh, but that you should expect traffic delays during the process.
Be sure to plan ahead and consider using alternative routes. MoDOT is offering to help residents find ways to avoid work zones. Just call 888-ASK-MODOT or visit www.modot.org.