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MoDOT Cancels PM I-270 Blast; Traffic Backed up 5 Miles During AM Blast

The next blasting and closure of I-270 is Wednesday 10 a.m.

The  canceled the 1:30 p.m. rock blasting on I-270 that was scheduled for Tuesday. The works shuts down north and southbound I-270 between Manchester and Big Bend roads.

The next blast and I-270 closure is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

MoDOT is blasting away rock in order to add another lane on both sides of I-270.

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At about 11 a.m., eastbound traffic on Highway 40/64 was backed up all the way to Chesterfield from the I-270 interchange—that's about five miles. And traffic was standing still.

MoDOT sent out a news alert Tuesday, after the first blasting and closure. Crews are evaluating Tuesday morning's closure and will make any necessary adjustments for upcoming blasting times.

Check back to Patch later today for any updates.

Charyl June 05, 2012 at 07:45 PM
How about doing it during the night?
Jean Whitney June 05, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Charyl, that's what I thought too --nighttime? I don't know if there are residents trying to sleep nearby, but I can't see any houses really on that stretch . . . just the rock.

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