"Don't undersell it before you drive it, keep your mind open, pay attention to what you're doing, follow the signs and the stripes, follow the signals and you'll be fine," said Rickman.

The Stadium Blvd. bridge over I-70 will close to all traffic Friday at 7 p.m. and remain closed through the weekend. When it reopens by Monday morning, the interchange will look much different.

The project is not done, though. MoDOT still needs to widen Stadium Blvd. south to Broadway and add sidewalks and signals. Those projects will take about another year to complete.