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i44Improvements in Store for I-44
Phelps I-44 Bridge Work Will Impact Travel;
Preparation for Resurfacing Work Underway

Motorists traveling Interstate 44 in Phelps County will experience significant traffic impacts this summer when both the eastbound and westbound bridges that carry Interstate 44 over Smith and Tater Hollow will be repaired. The bridges are located between mile markers 171 and 173 near the Jerome exit on I-44.

Work on these bridges will begin the day after Memorial Day. Only one bridge will be worked on at a time and each bridge will take approximately one month to complete. During the work, only one lane of I-44 in one direction will be closed from mile marker 171 to mile marker 173.


Preparation for the asphalt work is underway with an evening pavement grooving and guardrail operation in the westbound lanes of I-44. Motorists can expect one-lane closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through May 16. The evening asphalt resurfacing portion of the project begins on June 4. (MORE)

54Work on WB Route 54 Bridge Over I-70 in
Kingdom City Ongoing

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants motorists who drive through Kingdom City on westbound U.S. Route 54 to be aware that their travel may be impacted because bridge rehabilitation work is underway on the westbound Route 54 bridge over Interstate 70.

The work is taking place in two stages. During the first stage of work, going on now, westbound Route 54 traffic will be reduced to one lane over the bridge. When the first stage is completed, the second stage of work will take place and two lanes of traffic will be open over the bridge.

The westbound Route 54 bridge over I-70 carries approximately 10,000 vehicles per day. MoDOT expects backups and traffic delays during peak travel times, especially on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During all stages of the work, the westbound I-70 off-ramp to Route 54 (Exit 148) will be closed. (MORE)

OTHER CALLAWAY COUNTY ROUTE 54 BRIDGE PROJECT TRAFFIC IMPACTS

U.S. Route 54 bridges over Ozark Valley Railroad, Richland Creek and Business Route 54 in Fulton:

  • The westbound Route 54 off-ramp to Business Route 54 in Fulton is closed.
  • The Business Route 54 on-ramp to eastbound Route 54 in Fulton is closed.
  • Eastbound and westbound Route 54 traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone area. Route 54 traffic is head to head in the westbound lanes and separated by concrete barriers.
  • Route 54 median crossovers at Callaway County Roads 114, 201 and 210 are closed.

These traffic impacts will be in place until late May of 2018.

Route 54 over Hiller’s Creek, north of New Bloomfield

Westbound Route 54 has been reduced to one lane at Hillers Creek (north of New Bloomfield). The lane reduction at this bridge is scheduled until the end of April.

Helpful link:

Route 54 Callaway County Bridges Project

PhelpsRouteBBPM

The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an online public meeting to share information about an upcoming project that will include resurfacing and adding shoulders to Route BB between St. James and Rolla in Phelps County. The project will also include pedestrian improvements in St. James and Rolla.

MoDOT is seeking input from the public about this project online at: http://www.modot.org/central/PhelpsRouteBB.htm. The online public meeting will run from April 16-30.

The project may begin as early as August 13 at the awarded contractor’s discretion and must be completed by November 2019. (MORE)

Helpful link:

Phelps Route BB Improvements Online Public Meeting

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