Construction and Road Closures

Road Closures

Visitors to Washington University Medical Center will soon enjoy improved traffic conditions thanks to construction of a new interchange on Interstate-64/Highway 40 — but road and bridge closures in the area will impact commuters until the project is complete in June 2014.

In partnership with Washington University Medical Center, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is building a new I-64 interchange at Tower Grove Avenue. The project also involves replacing bridges across I-64 on Taylor, Newstead, Tower Grove and Boyle Avenues, and improving the I-64 surface between Kingshighway and Sarah Street.

Once complete the project will alleviate congested traffic on Kingshighway and, with the addition of bike lanes on Taylor and Tower Grove Avenues, improve routes for all travelers crossing I-64 between the Central West End and The Grove / Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods.

Project details are available on the MoDOT website, and construction updates from the School of Medicine will be posted on this page as they are available.

Construction on I-64 near Washington University Medical School and Barnes-Jewish Hospital will improve traffic to the Central West End once work is complete.

Updates to I-64 and a new interchange south of Washington University Medical Center will increase access to the medical campus. This image from MoDOT shows areas targeted for improvements.