Kingshighway bridge to be demolished for new I-64 work

Demolition of the old Kingshighway Boulevard bridge Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14-17 will require closure of Highway 40/Interstate 64 at Kingshighway over the two weekends from 10 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Drivers will be able to access the Medical Center from I-64 at Kingshighway, but employees are encouraged to use alternate routes such as Forest Park Parkway to the north and Manchester to Taylor or Newstead to the south.

Following demolition of the Kingshighway overpass, crews will take down the westbound

I-64 to northbound Kingshighway exit ramp that passes over Clayton Avenue the weekend of Dec. 14-17.

While traffic will continue to flow during the transition, employees may consider alternate routes including:

• Using the Metrolink Central West End station;

• From the southeast, Taylor, Newstead, Boyle and Tower Grove overpasses;

• From the southwest, Hampton and McCausland/Skinker;

• From the west or east, Forest Park Parkway and Delmar Avenue.