The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 70 between mile markers 248 and 249 in Downtown St. Louis from 8 p.m., Friday, June 25, until 5 a.m., Monday, June 28.
While I-70 is closed, the St. Louis Avenue bridge over the interstate will be demolished.
Commercial drivers are advised to use Interstates 44, 55, 64 and 255/270. MoDOT recommends not using I-70 and downtown streets as an alternate route because of traffic congestion.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.