Thursday, October 18, 2012
Construction on the bridge had commuters detouring since April.
Webster Groves businesses, city officials and commuters celebrated the opening of Murdoch Bridge Oct. 16. A ribbon cutting ceremony and special parade with vehicles from city public works, fire department and Webster Groves Subaru marked the new transportation route. Cravings, one of many businesses affected by the bridge closing, provided a bridge-shaped cake to share. Cravings' Tim Brennan said his business was down 50 percent over the six-month period the bridge was closed. What do you think? Have you used the new bridge yet? How has it affected your travels? Tell us in the Comments.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The bridge has been undergoing a replacement process since April.
Webster Groves commuters, the day has come: Murdoch Bridge is re-opening Oct. 16 for travel. After six months of constructing repairs on the bridge, the City of Webster Groves is planning to celebrate the bridge opening with a "Bridge Bash," inviting Old Orchards businesses affected by the bridge closing to participate in ribbon cutting festivities along with the general public. Murdoch Bridge was declared structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, as Patch previously reported. The westbound ramp from Murdoch to Interstate 44 was also closed, altogether affecting the connectivity from I-44 to Big Bend Boulevard. A release from Webster Groves said the new bridge cost $2.1 million, 80 percent federally funded. The "Bridge Bash" ribbon…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
MoDOT crews will be replacing a deteriorated retaining wall to ensure motorist safety. This is the second I-44 ramp closure in Webster Groves in recent months.
If you live or work in the Webster Groves area, be prepared for yet another detour on Interstate 44. The westbound I-44 entrance ramp at Elm Avenue will close after 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23. It will remain closed until late August. The Missouri Department of Transportation will be replacing a retaining wall near the ramp that has deteriorated. You can access westbound I-44 by detouring to Big Bend Boulevard. There will be changeable message boards alerting motorists of the detour. Motorists can also use Watson Road to access westbound I-44. This is the second I-44 ramp closure in Webster Groves since April. That's when work began on the Murdoch Avenue Bridge, which includes the closure of the ramp onto westbound I-44 from Big Bend …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The bridge will be closed the next six months.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Plus, here's what to expect in the St. Louis area as far as road closures.
National Work Zone Awareness Week The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will host an event Monday to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Route 141 project in Chesterfield. Each spring, transportation and safety officials highlight the importance of staying aware in work zones though National Work Zone Awareness Week, which begins this year on April 22. Murdoch Bridge in Webster Groves to close April 23 Beginning Monday, the bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad between Interstate 44 and Big Bend Boulevard will close for the next six months. The closure also includes the ramp onto westbound I-44 from Murdoch Avenue. Two I-64 …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Webster Groves road will be closed for street reconstruction between W. Jackson and W. Swon. Plus, work on the Murdoch Bridge project has been stalled.
Expect detours Tuesday if you travel on S. Rock Hill Road in Webster Groves. Effective March 20, the road will be closed between W. Jackson Road and W. Swon Avenue for street reconstruction, said Paul Verheyen, the city's director of public works. Detour signs will guide traffic around the project. Additionally, he said Planthurst and Bristol roads and Woodlawn and Belleview avenues will be closed to through traffic at S. Rock Hill Road. The project is expected to take about four months to complete. In other traffic news, the Murdoch Avenue Bridge project, which was supposed to start in mid-March is on hold. Roger Grow, the city's planning and development director, said the project's contractors and representatives from the Burlington …