Interstate 44 closed in St. Louis County

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Road closed

ST. LOUIS — MoDOT closed a portion of Interstate 44 early Wednesday morning due to flooding.

The closure is between Bowles Avenue and Route 109 (mile marker 264 and 273) in West St. Louis County and began just after 1:45 a.m.

MoDOT says the closure is expected to last a few days.

MoDOT offered the following detours:

  • Eastbound I-44 traffic is detoured off at Route 30 in St. Clair in Franklin County, mile marker 239.  From there they take Route 30 to Route 141 southbound in St. Louis County. From Route 141, they take northbound I-55 to I-270.
  • Westbound I-44 traffic is detoured at I-270 east to I-55 south to Route 141 to Route 30 and back to I-44 at St. Clair in Franklin County.
  • Drivers can also use Route 100 between I-44 in Gray Summit and I-270 as another local option.

I-44 is also closed between Rolla and St. Robert. The closure is just west of Rolla between mile maker 172 and 176.

Click here to check MoDOT’s traveler map for any possible issues before you head out the door, or call the department’s toll free number, 1-888-ASK-MoDOT.

MoDOT wants to remind all drivers never to attempt to drive around barriers or drive across flooded roads.