The canceled the 1:30 p.m. rock blasting on I-270 that was scheduled for Tuesday. The works shuts down north and southbound I-270 between Manchester and Big Bend roads.
The next blast and I-270 closure is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.
MoDOT is blasting away rock in order to add another lane on both sides of I-270.
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At about 11 a.m., eastbound traffic on Highway 40/64 was backed up all the way to Chesterfield from the I-270 interchange—that's about five miles. And traffic was standing still.
MoDOT sent out a news alert Tuesday, after the first blasting and closure. Crews are evaluating Tuesday morning's closure and will make any necessary adjustments for upcoming blasting times.
Check back to Patch later today for any updates.