This is for anyone who may be coming but doesn't get our Club emails!
THE BRIDGE OVER THE MISSOURI RIVER ON I-64/US-40 WILL BE CLOSED WESTBOUND ON 8/28. THIS DIRECTLY IMPACTS OUR BALDUCCI RUN! I WOULD SUGGEST USING THE PAGE EXTENSION & THEN BACKTRACKING TO I-64 OR TAKING I-70 TO GET TO HWY K. MODOT DIDN'T CHECK WITH THE MINI CLUB BEFORE PLANNING THIS:yikes:
Leave early for Balducci
If you are attending from out of town, I would suggest staying in the St. Charles Area, there is plenty to do there and then all you have to do is drive down Hwy 94 to 40/64 and you will be one exit from our starting point. See below:
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MoDOT St. Louis Area District News Release
Prepared by Andrew Gates 314/453-1808
August 13, 2010
MoDOT to close westbound Route 40 for Boone Bridge repair work
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, St. Louis Bridge, will close all lanes on westbound Route 40 in Chesterfield at 8 p.m. Friday, August 27 for repair work to three bridges, including the Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri.
The crews will close the highway from Long Road to the Missouri Research Park interchange on westbound Route 40 to reset bearings, replace expansion joints and repair splice plates on the Boone Bridge. They will use the closure to continue work on the Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard Bridge and the Chesterfield Airport Road bridge while the roadway is closed.
The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 30.
The signed detour for the closure will be I-270 to I-70.
The repair work on all three bridges will require up to two more weekend closures to complete. Currently, plans are to have westbound Route 40 closed from 8 p.m. Sept. 10 until 5 a.m. Sept. 13 and from 8 p.m. Sept. 17 to 5 a.m. Sept. 20, 2010.
"We understand that this will be an inconvenience to many of our customers," said Karen Yeomans, West St. Louis County Area engineer. "We want to complete this repair work while we still have good weather,and working around the heavy fall schedule of winery travel, holiday shopping and other interstate work in the region."
This preventative maintenance work is needed to ensure that the Boone Bridge remains safe for the 75,000 vehicles which use it daily.
Plan ahead to avoid work zones by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visiting our website at Missouri Department of Transportation.
Travelers can get up-to-the-minute traffic information on interstates or major state routes by dialing 5-1-1 from most cell phones; if 5-1-1 isn't available from your telephone, please dial 877-478-5511 (877-4STL-511).
This is the last chance I have to warn you about the road closing in our area, it almost seems like MODOT & IDOT are against our winery run this weekend.
Just a reminder that Hwy. 40/64 west bound will be closed over the Missouri River on Saturday. You will have to take 270 to the Page Avenue Extension to Hwy. 94 south to Hwy 40/64, then the very next exit is Hwy. K, where our starting point is behind the Starbucks at 4581 Hwy. K. Drivers meeting is at 10:00 and we want to be on the road by 10:30.
Hwy I-55/70 on the IL side of the river, as they are demolishing the Exchange overpass (near Gateway Int'l Raceway). It's scheduled to be closed from Friday night at 9pm until 5am on Monday morning. Thought this might affect folks coming from points east, so wanted you to be aware.
Let’s not let these road closures ruin our event and a chance to help BACKSTOPPERS. As usual raffle tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Checks are gladly accepted made out to BACKSTOPPERS.
See you at 10:00AM on Saturday………………..Motor On!