Yes, Virginia, There is an Official Detour

Earlier this year, MoDOT insisted there would not be an official published detour for the closure of Highway 40 in 2008. But indeed, there is one: Eastbound, it’s north on I-270, east on I-70, then south on I-170. Westbound is the reverse: north on I-170, west on I-70, and south on I-270. Of course, this is the only possible route MoDOT could publish, as it’s the only all-interstate route around the closure. Will anyone actually take it? Perhaps the stray visitor might, but at a whopping 22.7 miles (vs. 6.2 miles on Highway 40), most St. Louisans will be looking for a shortcut.

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