Lanes of eastbound I-64 close near downtown St. Louis for pothole repair

ST. LOUIS — You could face some big backups if you're heading into downtown on eastbound Interstate 64 Wednesday. That's because MoDOT has closed lanes the two right lanes near Vandeventer to fix potholes. That leaves only one eastbound lane open in this area for the morning rush-hour.

This is the same issue that MoDOT was dealing with late last week. MoDOT closed the same two lanes last Thursday night to make pothole repairs. That closure lasted well into Friday and caused significant delays in the commute.

The roadway here is among the many areas being hit hard by potholes. MoDOT says more than 400 potholes were reported in the St. Louis area in March. In addition to the I-64 eastbound lane closures, crews are also closing the ramp from Boyle onto I-64 east.

How long are Wednesday's closures slated to last? That is a little unclear.  MoDOT says the work will continue as long as is needed to complete the repairs. There may be lane closures in this same area heading into the evening rush later Wednesday.

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