Sunday, July 1, 2012
Fire crews responded to the scene after a power line snapped and landed on Interstate 270 Saturday night.
West County EMS and Fire Protection District fire crews were one of he departments that responded to the scene around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Tim Dorsey confirms to Patch that traffic was stopped in both directions of the Interstate 270 near the Clayon Road overpass in Town and Country after a power line snapped and landed on the interstate. Dorsey stated that fires were sparked on both sides of the highway due to the incident. Ameren crews responded and removed the wire from the road. All lanes of I-270 were reopened by 9 p.m. Sign up for the Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
MoDOT is once again closing all lanes on north and southbound I-270 daily so crews can blast rock.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has resumed daily Interstate 270 lane closures so crews can continue blasting rock along the interstate as part of the I-270 lane expansion project. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) According to a MoDOT news release, the approximately 15-minute closures will take place in both directions of I-270 from Interstate 44 to Manchester Road starting Wednesday. The road will close at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekday, to blast rock south of Dougherty Ferry Road. "Crews will need to blast and then clear any rock from the roadway before reopening the interstate," Wednesday's news release stated. MoDOT is also urging drivers to use alternate routes and adjust travel times …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Modot is canceling the daily road closures on I-270 between Manchester and Big Bend roads in West County.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Wednesday morning it is canceling the daily Interstate 270 lane closures so crews can can complete survey work in the blasting region. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) I-270 between between Manchester and Big Bend roads was being closed two times a day, Monday through Friday for rock blasting as part of the I-270 road widening project that is underway from Manchester Road to I-44. The portion of I-270 near I-44 has remained open during this portion of the construction. (Read Previous Story: Blasting on I-270 Begins Tuesday, Interstate Will Shut Down) As previously reported by Patch, MoDOT has been closing both northbound and southbound sections of I-270 …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
MoDOT reports the I-270 closures will continue Friday and so far there have not been major problems or delays.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports Thursday that morning and afternoon closures went as planned in the Interstate 270 work zone in West County. Rock blasting is taking place between Manchester and Big Bend roads daily. (Read Previous Story: Blasting on I-270 Begins Tuesday, Interstate Will Shut Down) MoDOT reports no major problems or traffic delays in the area and plans to move forward with Friday's morning and afternoon blasts as originally scheduled. The morning blasting time is around 10 a.m. and the afternoon is around 1:30 p.m. Drivers are advised to avoid that area during blasting because I-270 will close for approximately 15 minutes around those times during the weekdays. "The major routes like Manchester, Dougherty …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
MoDOT reports Wednesday's road closures and rock blasting on northbound and southbound I-270 experienced no serious issues.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports it is monitoring the work zone along I-270 in West County where rock blasting and road closures are taking place daily. (Read Previous Story: Blasting on I-270 Begins Tuesday, Interstate Will Shut Down) So far, there have not been any problems in the work zone between Manchester and Big Bend roads, according to MoDOT. However, drivers are urged to "pay attention to signs in the work zones and alter their travel times by leaving earlier for their daily commute." Wednesday, MoDOT stated in a news release that the morning blasting time around 10 a.m. closed the road for less than 10 minutes. As previously reported by Patch, MoDOT has warned drivers that I-270 will close for approximately 15 …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The next closure of I-270 will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has just canceled the 1:30 p.m. rock blasting that was scheduled on Interstate 270 Tuesday. The blasting would have shut down northbound and southbound I-270 between Manchester and Big Bend roads. (Read Previous Story: Blasting on I-270 Begins Tuesday, Interstate Will Shut Down) MoDOT states in a news alert, that the Tuesday afternoon blast is canceled and the next closure is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. MoDOT 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.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Drivers on I-270 will experience lane closures beginning next week. This will affect drive time and cause delays, so here's what to expect.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect delays on Interstate-270 in West County. Beginning Tuesday, there will be daily lane closures on I-270 from Manchester Road to Big Bend in both directions for up to 15 minutes at a time all week long. Kara Price, spokesperson for MoDOT tells Patch, the closures will take place at approximately 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During the closures, road crews will blast rock and then clear any rock from the interstate before reopening the lanes. The closures are part of the I-270 road widening project that is underway from Manchester Road to I-44. The portion of I-270 near I-44 will remain open next week. "They're starting up towards the far north of the project next week," Price …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
MoDOT crews will be narrowing lanes on I-270 between Manchester Road and I-44. They'll also be doing maintenance work throughout the area in the next week.
Lanes narrowing on I-270 Missouri Department of Transportation crews have begun narrowing lanes on northbound and southbound Interstate 270 between Manchester Road and Interstate 44. Over the next week, motorists will see various night lane closures in this area for asphalt paving operations. The work is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and is part of a two-year widening project on I-270. Painting, patching and striping Crews will be painting bridges, patching potholes and striping roads throughout the region next week. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching work zones or moving operations on the roadways. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
MoDOT is narrowing lanes on I-270 from Manchester Road to I-44 beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Drivers should expect narrow lanes and traffic delays on Interstate-270 between Manchester Road and Interstate-44 beginning Wednesday night. The Missouri Department of Transportation will narrow northbound and southbound I-270 lanes and then close lanes on northbound I-270 at night. Most of this work is taking place on weekdays between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. As previously reported by Patch, drivers can expect construction on this portion of I-270 for the next two years as crews work to widen I-270 between Manchester Road and I-44. MoDOT released the following details in a news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin narrowing lanes on northbound and southbound Interstate 270 from Manchester Road (Route 100) to Interstate …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Lanes close Monday night at 7 p.m. on I-270 as the expansion project begins between Manchester Road and Highway 44.
The Missouri Department of Transportation begins construction on the Interstate 270 Widening Project between Manchester Road (Route 100) and Interstate 44 Monday night. MoDOT will close various lanes on Interstate 270 in this section from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays through early May. Lane closures are necessary for crews to perform paving and restriping work to prepare for the widening work on the interstate. Because of the restrictions on the roadway and rock bluffs, MoDOT will permanently narrow all lanes on northbound and southbound I-270 to 11 feet (the same width as I-44 during the I-64 reconstruction in 2009 and 2010). Upon completion of the project, this section of roadway will still have full width shoulders in most locations. …