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Highway Commission to Meet Wednesday in Rolla

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Rolla City Hall, 901 North Elm St. The public is invited to attend.

Rolla City Administrator John D. Butz and Vice Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology Walt Branson are scheduled to give presentations. David Silvester, district engineer for MoDOT's Central District, will provide an overview of central Missouri projects and activities.

More information about the commission, including the agenda for the Rolla meeting, can be found at www.modot.org/about/commission.







 Route 50/63 Reduced to One Lane at Clark Avenue This Weekend

Route 50/63 at the Clark Avenue bridge in Jefferson City will be reduced to one lane in each direction this weekend as repairs to the overpass continue. Traffic will be routed up and over the Clark Avenue on and off ramps from 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 until 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

In addition to this weekend’s closures, drivers will continue to experience daily lane closures while the work progresses. One lane in each direction will be closed except for peak travel times. More specifically, during the weekdays both lanes of westbound Route 50/63 will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., while both lanes in the eastbound direction will remain open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The bridge work is expected to be finished in early to mid-December.

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Pavement Replacement Set For I-70/Route 54 Interchange in Kingdom City

 Motorists traveling on the Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 54 interchange through Kingdom City will notice several traffic impacts requiring detours in the upcoming weeks due to a pavement replacement and improvement project.

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The work that will involve traffic detours is set to begin Nov. 1 and is scheduled to end on Nov. 23. Traffic detours are not scheduled to be active on Saturdays and Sundays. The following traffic impacts and detours will take place Nov. 1-4 (please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change due to weather):

  • Nov. 1-4 - Beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1, traffic from eastbound Route 54 to westbound I-70 will be detoured. Motorists on eastbound 54 can access westbound I-70 via the following detour: eastbound I-70 to Exit 155 (Routes A and Z) and then use the interchange to access westbound I-70. The detour will be in place until Friday, Nov. 4.
  • Traffic from westbound I-70 to westbound 54 will also be detoured. Motorists on westbound I-70 can access westbound 54 via the following detour: westbound I-70 to Exit 144 (Route M) and then use the interchange to eastbound I-70 to Exit 148 at Kingdom City. This detour will be in place until Friday, Nov. 4. (MORE)


Pavement Repairs Set for I-70 in Boone, Cooper and Callaway Counties

About 60 miles of pavement on Interstate 70 in Boone, Callaway, and Cooper counties is underway.

Weather permitting, the patching work will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with the possibility of work occurring on Fridays, until mid-November. Only one lane of I-70 will be closed at any time.

Work will take place on the 30-mile stretch of westbound I-70 that runs from the Cooper County line to Boone County near Midway. The repairs will continue the week of Oct. 31 in Boone County in various east and westbound lanes from just outside Columbia at the 121.2-mile marker to the 139.8-mile marker in Callaway County. (MORE)

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Missouri River Bridge To Open Nov. 14Missouri River Bridge

There’s some good news on the horizon for Missouri River Bridge commuters: the westbound Route 54/63 bridge in Jefferson City will reopen on Nov. 14.

The bridge, which has been closed since May 1 for painting and other repairs, was expected to open to traffic by the end of August, but unforeseen structural work kept that from happening.  

More specifically, the blasting process used to remove the old paint on the bridge revealed a larger number of deteriorated rivets needing to be replaced, so MoDOT extended its contract with Saffo, Inc., to repair the rivets and perform other structural repairs. (MORE)

Tools Available to Help Bridge Commuters
MoDOT offers a a variety of tools to help bridge commuters stay informed. (MORE)

Helpful Link:
Westbound Missouri River Bridge Maintenance Webpage


Innovative Safety Treatment to Begin on Route 54 Improvement Project

Improvements to U.S. Route 54 in Callaway County will include the application of an innovative treatment designed to provide motorists with more traction in rain, ice or snow.

The application, called High Friction Surface Treatment, will take place in the westbound lanes of Route 54 Monday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day, just north of I-70 in Kingdom City. One westbound lane will be closed during the work.  Work may progress faster than scheduled or could be delayed, depending upon weather conditions.


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Route A Bridges in Camden County to Get New Decks

MoDOT is holding an online public meeting to share information about an upcoming project that will replace the decks on two bridges located on Route A in Camden County. Information about the project, which will replace the decks on the Dry Auglaize Creek and Conns Creek bridges, is available for comment at http://www.modot.org/central/CamdenRouteABridges.htm. The Dry Auglaize Creek bridge is located nine miles east of Linn Creek, and the Conns Creek Bridge is located two miles north of Richland. Both bridges were built in 1967. (MORE)

Helpful Link:
Camden Route A Bridges website

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