Route 54/63 Traffic near Missouri River Bridge Will Be Reduced to One Lane Tonight Due to Repairs
Traffic on westbound U.S. Route 54/southbound U.S. Route 63 near the north side of the Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Thursday, July 21. The closure is due to unexpected and necessary pavement repairs.
Innovative Paving Process to Take Place on U.S. Route 54 Near Kingdom City
An environmentally friendly, cost-efficient paving process will begin Wednesday, July 20 on U.S. Route 54 near Kingdom City. The innovative maintenance process, called Hot-In-Place recycling, uses specialized equipment to recycle existing asphalt material on the highway to repair and rehabilitate the deteriorated roadway.
The operation will require single-lane lane closures in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 54 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekday until late August. The work will start on Route 54 from the Business 54 ramp in Fulton and will continue to a location 2.5 miles north of the I-70 Interchange. One lane will be open through the work zone. (MORE)
I-70 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction Near Boonville
Traffic on Interstate 70 near Boonville is reduced to one lane in each direction so the two bridges over the Lamine River can be repaired. The bridge repair project is one of 15 work zones on I-70 this construction season.
The bridge closures are expected to cause significant travel delays, especially on peak travel days, the worst of which are Thursdays and Fridays.
MoDOT officials are strongly encouraging I-70 motorists to use alternate east-west routes, such as U.S. Routes 50 and 36, while the project is in progress.
The bridge work is scheduled to be completed by the end of August, at which time traffic flow will return to two lanes in each direction.
Lamine River Bridge Repairs Webpage
Highway Maintenance Workers Needed in Mid-Missouri
MoDOT to Host Job Fair July 26
MoDOT is in need of full-time maintenance workers and general laborers for both day and night shifts in the Columbia area. To help recruit interested individuals, the transportation department will host a job fair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 26 at its Columbia maintenance facility, 4201 Paris Road. Applicants can stop by any time during those hours to learn more about the job openings and to fill out an application. (MORE)
Business Loop 70 on Target to Open July 27
Contractor Emery Sapp and Sons is on schedule to finish work on the new Business Loop 70/West Boulevard interchange in Columbia on July 27. Until then, all on- and off- ramps at Interstate 70 and Business Loop remain closed.
Those heading to Cosmo Park for the Show Me State Games next weekend (July 22-24) should use Stadium Boulevard as an alternate route. In addition to Stadium, travelers can use Providence Road and Bernadette Drive to get to shops, restaurants and other destinations along Business Loop. (MORE)
You can view the progress at Business Loop on a camera posted on the project website: www.MoDOT.org/ColumbiaBridges.
For more information or to sign up for weekly e-mail updates, visit the project website at: www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges
Online Public Meeting for Route 50/63
and Shamrock /Liberty Road Interchange Improvements
MoDOT will hold an online public meeting from Thursday, July 14 to Monday, July 25 to provide information on planned improvements to the Route 50/63 and Shamrock/Liberty Lane interchange near Jefferson City.
Online Public Meeting Site
Lafayette Street Interchange Project Update
Scheduled Work During the Week of July 18th (please note that all activities and schedules are weather permitting): Contractors will be working on retaining walls, installing base rock and preparing for paving on Lafayette St. They will also install traffic signal items on Lafayette St. In addition, the contractors are also working on ADA ramps and sidewalk on Marshall St. and will be setting girders, deck panels and tying reinforcing steel at the Jackson St. bridge.
Upcoming Traffic Impacts:
- There will be periodic lane closures of eastbound and westbound U.S. Route 50/63 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the work zone area Monday thru Friday. There will also be periodic lane closures on 50/63 from Monroe St. to Chestnut St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday thru Saturday.
Helpful Links :
Lafayette Interchange Website
Missouri River Bridge Closure
Travelers are reminded that just one bridge is carrying both directions of Route 54/63 traffic over the Missouri River in Jefferson City. The westbound bridge closed on May 1 for repainting and general maintenance, and traffic is diverted to the eastbound bridge. The westbound bridge is scheduled to reopen by the end of August.
In addition to the bridge closure, the following access ramps are closed:
- All access ramps from Route 54/63 to and from West Main Street;
- The eastbound on-ramp from McCarty St. to Route 54/63; and
- The westbound on-ramp from Route W to Route 54/63.
Tools Available to Help Bridge Commuters
MoDOT offers a
a variety of tools to help bridge commuters stay informed. (MORE)
Westbound Missouri River Bridge Maintenance Webpage