The Dorsett Rd./Midland Blvd. Bridge over Lindbergh Blvd. has been identified by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as being in need of replacement. The bridge was built in 1970 and is in deteriorating condition. To replace the bridge safely and quickly, MoDOT will close the existing bridge while building the new one. Construction of the $5.5 million project will begin next spring and continue through the end of 2019. The anticipated bridge closure will extend from Memorial Day to the end of September.
There will be no through traffic across the Dorsett/Midland Bridge over Lindbergh. Motorist on Lindergh exiting at Dorsett/Midland will not be able to cross over Lindbergh on the bridge. Southbound traffic on Lindergh will be able to exit onto Dorsett and northbound Lindbergh traffic will be able to exit onto Midland. Traffic on Lindergh is expected to increase during this construction. Drivers may want to alter their travel times during peak hours.
These suggested detours will be posted during construction:
- Drivers traveling northbound wanting to get to Dorsett can use Whitehall Manor to southbound Lindbergh and exit at Dorsett.
- Drivers traveling southbound wanting to get to Midland can exit at Page and loop back around to northbound Lindbergh and exit at Midland.
- Maps showing detours and the closure are below. PDFs of these documents, which show larger images and allow users to zoom in, are available here.