Eastbound traffic on the Chouteau Avenue Bridge between Vandeventer and 39th Street has been reduced to one lane and the adjacent sidewalk is closed until further notice. MODOT discovered a crack in the concrete on the sidewalk during a recent inspection and they are currently analyzing the bridge.
The second lane of eastbound Chouteau will be converted to a bike and pedestrian path as a temporary measure while the bridge is under repair.
Additionally, the dual left-hand turn lanes onto the bridge from southbound Vanderventer Avenue have been reduced to one. Expect traffic disruption and delays in the area. Dual left turns from southbound Vandeventer to eastbound Chouteau are now illegal and an enforcement issue with St. Louis Metro Police Department. Signage will be installed to remind motorists of the correct lane usage.