Patrons of East-Side Booby-Bars: Don't Try to Take I-64 Home This Weekend
|You can go to the East Side via the Poplar Street Bridge, but you can't come back that way|
Before you get pants-pooping drunk and wind up on "The IL Side" for some adult entertainment, know two key facts:
1) You can never unsee what you saw in the bathroom last time; and
2) This time, you cannot come back home across the Poplar Street Bridge on I-64 for the entire weekend; it'll be closed.
Here what Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says:
The more urgent question: Can you still travel east across the bridge (and into the loving, dollar-eating embrace of Sapphire or whatever her stage-name is)? Yes, sayeth MoDOT:
All lanes on westbound Interstate 64 from the Poplar Street Bridge to 21st Street will close starting at 10 a.m., Friday. All westbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., Monday.
One eastbound lane will be open during the weekend work.Why are they doing all this construction, when all you're trying to do is be less alone?
MoDOT has good reasons:
The bridge was opened to traffic in November 1967 and is over 43 years old. The double deck needs to be rehabilitated to ensure a longer lifespan. The expansion joints in between the bridge decks also need to be replaced because they are in poor condition due to age.Wait - are we talking about the strippers again?