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Boone County Route OO Bridge Replacement to Start April 28Boone Route OO bridge detour map

Route UU Bridge Replacement Begins May 5

Work to replace the aging bridge that carries Route OO over Hinkson Creek southeast of Hallsville will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. The route will be closed to traffic until construction of the new bridge is finished on Aug. 10. 

A second Boone County bridge, the Route UU bridge over Sugar Branch Creek west of Columbia near Midway, is also scheduled to be replaced.  That work will begin at 8 a.m. on May 5. (MORE)


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Work scheduled for week of April 20:

The contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, will continue installing storm sewer pipes on the ramp between Route 50/63 and East Miller Street.  Construction will also continue on the ramp wall. 

The Chestnut Street Bridge now has girders and deck panels set.  The contractor will be working on forming and placing steel for the deck. 

The east and west sidewalks along Lafayette Street from East Dunklin to East Miller, and across the Jackson Street and Chestnut Street bridges are closed due to construction.  A temporary detour has been laid out on Monroe Street and Clark Avenue.  The Greenway Trail is temporarily opened to allow an alternate pedestrian route. 

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I-70 Narrows to 12' for Blackwater Bridge Rehab

Project Runs April 20 - September 

A high-impact project will affect Interstate 70 traffic flow this summer. 

Rehabilitation of the Blackwater Bridges in Saline County near mile marker 77 began April 20. The work requires reduction to a single, 12-foot wide lane in each direction around the clock - for the duration of the project. Pavement work will also take place between the bridge site and the Cooper County line. 

Expect heavy congestion in the area. On high-travel days, backups could be measured in multiple miles. More information is available at http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/I-70_Blackwater_Bridges.htm.

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