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SLPD: Washington Avenue safety initiative Friday night

Friday, 13 September 2013 04:05 Published in Around Town

   Police in the City of St. Louis say a busy stretch of Washington Avenue will be closed Friday night in an effort to fight crime.  

   Washington Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from Tucker to 14th Street starting at 10 p.m.  It should reopen around 3 a.m. Saturday.  

   The closure is part of the Washington Avenue safety initiative. 

Weekend construction to slow I-64 in Chesterfield Valley

Friday, 13 September 2013 03:46 Published in Local News

   Construction will cause delays for Interstate 64 drivers in Chesterfield Valley overnight Saturday.  Crews will be setting bridge girders for the new ramp from Chesterfield Airport Road to westbound I-64.  

   Transportation officials say lane closures will start in the eastbound direction at 8:00 p.m. Saturday.  And then move to the westbound lanes. The highway will be narrowed to just one lane to allow crews to work.  All traffic will be halted for 15 minute intervals while the bridge girders are set into place.  

   All lanes should be open by 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

   The company that's taking over Ameren's coal-fired power plants in Illinois wants to take over their 5 year pollution waiver as well.  

   Dynegy Inc. agreed to acquire the plants six months after the Illinois Pollution Control Board granted a variance giving Ameren more time to meet stricter air pollution limits at their central and southern Illinois plants.  

   Ameren and Dynegy are expected to argue that the subsidiary formed to acquire the plants can't afford the costly pollution controls in a depressed power market, and would have to close some plants if a waiver isn't granted.  

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