MoDot News Release, July 26 2012:
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound I-44 entrance ramp at Elm Ave. in Webster Groves starting next week. This ramp will close after 9 a.m. on Monday, July 30, and will remain closed for approximately six weeks, weather permitting.
The retaining wall has deteriorated to the point crews need to replace it while ensuring the safety of motorists. The retaining wall is located close to the edge of the pavement within the acceleration lane of the entrance ramp. Motorists needing access to westbound I-44 can detour to Big Bend Boulevard. There will be changeable message boards directing motorists to Big Bend. However, motorists are also urged to use Watson Road to access westbound I-44.