Drivers skirting barriers at I-64 project

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 4:07 p.m. CDT; updated 4:33 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Construction work on the Missouri Department of Transportation's massive Interstate 64 project in St. Louis is ahead of schedule — but apparently not moving fast enough for some drivers.

Some are driving past barriers and using the not-yet-open part of the reconstructed highway. KSDK-TV reported Wednesday that one of the station's photographers captured police stopping a wayward driver near the St. Louis Science Center. Construction crews have reported several similar incidents.

MoDOT closed a four-mile section from Interstate 270 east to Interstate 170 last year. This year, the agency has been working to improve another four-mile stretch, from I-70 east into the city. The project is scheduled to be completed no later than the end of the year.


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Charles Dudley Jr September 2, 2009 | 4:54 p.m.

Steel spikes that shred tires are a remedy that comes to mind with the warnings posted properly of coarse.

If they cannot read how did they get their drivers license is another question?

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