Update: 270 Blasting Postponed Tuesday Afternoon

MoDOT began blasting work prompting closures along portions of Interstate 270 between Manchester and Big Bend Tuesday morning.

Update: MoDOT tweeted late Tuesday morning that "the scheduled 15 minute closure of northbound and southbound I-270 from Manchester Road to Big Bend at 1:30 p.m. today has been canceled."



Original Story:

The  is warning drivers to expect delays and avoid the area on Interstate-270 between Manchester and Big Bend roads during rock blasting times.

Beginning Tuesday,

The closures will take place at approximately 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, Kara Price, spokesperson for MoDOT previously told Patch.

During the closures, road crews will blast rock and then clear any rock from the interstate before reopening the lanes. However, there is the chance closures can last longer than 15 minutes so drivers are advises to avoid that stretch of road from 9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and then again from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The closures are part of the  The portion of I-270 near I-44 will remain open this week, but in coming weeks the blasting will move farther south on I-270.

The entire project will take all summer, with the blasting done over the next few weeks and in segments between Manchester Road and I-44.

MoDOT will continue to send Patch updates as the blasting continues to head south on I-270.

Drivers should use caution and pay attention in these work zones. There has already been one 

Plus, police tell Patch 

For additonal info on road projects or on how to avoid the work zones, drivers can call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or visit our website at www.modot.org.


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