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columbia I-70 bridges project logoI-70 Bridge Replacement Project Starts Monday, Aug. 24

Some Lane Closures Planned on Rangeline, I-70


Work starts Monday, Aug. 24, on replacing the Interstate 70 bridges at Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street. For more information about traffic impacts, construction schedules and other information, click the links below.

Helpful Links:

Press Release on Upcoming Traffic Impacts

Columbia I-70 Bridges Project Website

Pedestrian Detours Established

The sidewalks along Rangeline Street (Route 763) between Interstate 70 and Vandiver Drive in Columbia will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 24 as part of the project to replace the I-70 bridges at Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street. The sidewalks will remain closed for several months as construction takes place.

Maps showing the pedestrian detour route and the COMO Black Connector Route can be found online at www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.

Helpful Links:

Rangeline Pedestrian Detour Map

COMO Black Connector Route Map


Lafayette Project to Bring Changes on U.S. Route 50/63

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 27, work on the new Lafayette Interchange project in Jefferson City will bring changes for motorists traveling both directions on U.S. Route 50/63 in Jefferson City.

Currently, only one westbound lane of Route 50/63 is open near Lafayette Street. On Aug. 27, both westbound lanes of Route 50/63 will be opened and traffic will be diverted down the new Lafayette off ramp. Traffic will continue across Lafayette Street, travel up the new on ramp and back onto westbound 50/63. Motorists currently have access to Lafayette Street at this location, but on Aug. 27 access to Lafayette will be closed. This configuration is anticipated to remain in place until June of 2016. This will allow workers to safely continue construction of the new interchange. Also on Aug. 27, the eastbound lanes of 50/63 will be reduced to eleven feet through the work area near Lafayette Street. This alignment will remain in place until the end of this year.

UPDATE: On Thursday evening beginning at approximately 9 p.m. and taking place during the overnight hours, westbound 50/63 will be temporarily closed to allow the placement of multiple sections of temporary concrete traffic barrier along the westbound lanes of 50/63.  Westbound 50/63 will be closed at the Clark interchange with traffic diverted to the westbound off-ramp at Clark and detoured through town. Signs and message boards will direct traffic back to westbound 50/63 at Monroe Street.  Work should take approximately four to five hours to complete with the westbound lanes of 50/63 re-opened by 6 a.m. Friday morning. Eastbound 50/63 will remain open during this time. (MORE)

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Helpful Link:
Lafayette Interchange Website

HelpWantedMoDOT Hiring Workers for Winter Operations

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Central District has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places, ready to plow and treat mid-Missouri's roadways this winter.

An estimated 400 district maintenance employees will be ready to plow if a regional or statewide storm hits, but MoDOT must also rely on extra help. Each year the department recruits seasonal workers to fill the gaps and get the job done.

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