The westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge is opening just in time.
Officials in St. Charles expect 300,000 visitors to the Festival of the Little Hills this weekend. Festival kicks off at 4 this afternoon and runs until 10 PM. The celebration and activities continue on Saturday and Sunday. This is the 44th year for the event.
Booths take over Main Street from Monroe on the north to Boone's Lick on the south, as well as Frontier Park along the banks of the Missouri riverfront. 350 exhibitors will be present.
Despite opening three westbound lanes on the Blanchette Bridge earlier today, MODOT wants to remind drivers that work continues on the bridge complex.
Some median work as well as painting of the overhead trusses is still to be completed. Tonight, the two left lanes of westbound I-70 will be closed and there will be lane closures eastbound as well.
If you are planning to go to St. Charles for the Festival of The Little Hills this weekend, MODOT encourages using 370 and 364 as alternate routes.
The tradition continues tomorrow night in St. Louis when bikers take to the streets for the annual Moonlight Ramble.
The nighttime biking event is celebrating its 50th year with proceeds to benefit HI-USA and Kingdom House. Pre-ride festivities and registration begin at 9 p.m. Entry fee is $20 with cash and credit cards accepted.
The ride through the streets of St. Louis gets underway just after midnight. All ages are welcome to participate, but youngsters under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The starting point for this year’s Ride is Busch Stadium Parking Lot C at the corner of 8th & Cerre.
For more information call 314-613-7966 or log onto moonlightramble.com.