After an early morning accident on I-44 between Eureka and Pacific that resulted in a fatality, just west of Six Flags St. Louis, drivers are seeking alternative routes—but there aren't any great choices.
Drivers trying to head east and north are getting trapped in the three intersections at Six Flags Road/Allenton, due to the stoplights not cycling, or rotating, due to the constant stream of westbound traffic diverted off of I-44 and underneath the overpass.
The Fifth Street outer road in Eureka has been receiving more and more traffic, with some drivers, including truckers, getting off I-44 earlier at the Missouri Route 109 exit in hopes of going around the problem area. That strategy does not work, however, because Fifth Street leads to the same major Six Flags intersection where all the other diverted motorists are.
Watch out if traveling Route 109 today, because Eureka police officers said some drivers are getting off of I-44 at that exit and heading to Route 100 to go around the immediate accident scene.
Route 109 is too windy to have that many trailer trucks on it!