Portion of Lindbergh to close Tuesday in south county

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SOUTH COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- A busy stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard will close Tuesday in South County. Lindbergh between east Concord Road and Rusty Road near Interstate 55 is going to completely close for two weeks. MoDOT says the closure is needed so crews can replace a stretch of Lindbergh that goes over some Burlington Norther Santa Fe railroad tracks. Officials say the Lindbergh Bridge over the tracks is about 40-years-old and needs a major overhaul to extend its lifespan another 30 years.

Crews will be removing the driving surface, repairing the concrete under that surface and then putting down a new driving surface. They will be working round the clock once the project starts.

Drivers will still be able to use Rusty Road to get to the many businesses along that street.

The time of the closure has not been confirmed.

MoDOT says drivers should use I-55,I-270 and Route 21, also known as Tesson Ferry Road, to get around the closure.

Lindbergh is expected to reopen by June 29th.

MetroBus Route Temporarily Detoured