I-44 closed in both directions between Bowles, Route 109 due to flooding

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VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR)- MoDOT closed Interstate 44 overnight between Bowles Avenue and Route 109 in West St. Louis County. The closure is due to flooding of the Meramec River at Route 141. It's expected to last for a few days.

The traffic detour for local traffic is as follows:

  • Eastbound I-44 traffic is detoured off at Route 30 in St. Clair in Franklin County, mile marker 239.
  • From there they take Route 30 to Route 141 southbound in St. Louis County. From Route 141, they take northbound I-55 to I-270.
  • Westbound I-44 traffic is detoured at I-270 east to I-55 south to Route 141 to Route 30 and back to I-44 at St. Clair in Franklin County.
  • Drivers can also use Route 100 between I-44 in Gray Summit and I-270 as another local option.

Interstate 44 is also closed between Rolla and St. Robert, mile marker 186 to 161. More than 220 other roads are closed throughout Missouri. They are creating lots of detours for travelers.

If you need to travel westbound across Missouri you're encouraged to use I-70 to I-49 southbound in Kansas City to I-44 in Joplin or the reverse for eastbound travel.

For more information visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org/map/