7/8: Construction postponed due to weather. Updated with new start date per MoDOT.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to begin construction work on the Interstate 270 bridge that crosses over New Florissant Road in North St. Louis County during the week of July 13, with major changes to MetroBus routes beginning on Thursday, July 16.
The bridge construction is expected to take approximately one month and will require lane shifts on Interstate 270 and the closure of New Florissant Road from Dunn Road to Jean Drive. The #36 Spanish Lake, #45 Ferguson-Florissant and #75 Lilac-Hanley MetroBus routes will be detoured during the road construction.
During the bridge construction, the #36 Spanish Lake will be rerouted to Elizabeth Avenue and will not be able to serve stops on North Florissant Road between I-270 and Airport Road. Riders who normally board the #36 Spanish Lake MetroBus at one of these stops should instead board the #45 Ferguson-Florissant, which will be providing service on North Florissant Road between I-270 and Airport Road, to connect with the #36 Spanish Lake at Airport Road. Passengers riding the #36 Spanish Lake may experience minor delays during the road construction.
The #45 Ferguson-Florissant will follow MoDOT’s suggested detour of Pershall Road, Hanley Road and Dunn Road to travel around the construction area and road closure. Riders on the #45 Ferguson-Florissant may experience delays of 10 to 20 minutes during the bridge construction.
To avoid expected traffic congestion during the bridge construction, the #75 Lilac-Hanley will be rerouted to Florissant Road, Hereford Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue instead of traveling on I-170 and I-270. Passengers riding the #75 Lilac-Hanley may experience minor delays during the bridge construction.
Specific information about MetroBus reroutes can be found in Rider Alerts. Customers may also call Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for more information.