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MoDOT Launches Route 54 Bridges Website
One Lane Closed at Route 54 Middle River Bridge Beginning July 24

54BugTo keep customers informed of the progress involving the U.S. Route 54 Bridge Improvements in Callaway County, the Missouri Department of Transportation has developed a webpage about the $7.3 million project.

The webpage is found at this web address: www.MoDOT.org/Central/Route54CallawayBridges.htm.


The webpage includes a general project overview, information about current bridge work, location maps, future construction schedules, as well as the ability to sign up for periodic e-mail updates about the project. This page will also serve as an information hub to give motorists advance notice of any major traffic impacts that could potentially affect travel.


The project began on July 20 with the rehabilitation of the westbound Route 54 bridge over Middle River. The bridge is located approximately six miles southwest of Fulton. Motorists will begin experiencing an around-the-clock, single-lane closure on westbound Route 54 on Monday, July 24 at the bridge. One lane will be open at all times during the work. The closure will remain in place until work is completed in mid-September. (MORE)


Helpful Link:
Route 54 Bridge Improvements Webpage

Route 63 katy trail bridge deck

Route 63 Katy Trail Bridge Project
Reaches Halfway Mark

Work to replace the deck on the Route 63 Katy Trail bridge is progressing on schedule, and the project is about halfway complete. Crews will pour the concrete for the bridge deck beginning at 10 p.m. on July 14.

MoDOT entered a contract agreement with Capital Paving and Construction to make sure the bridge was open to traffic before Aug. 21, the date of the total solar eclipse. Some additional work will take place after the bridge is open, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed in September. (MORE)


Helpful Link: U.S. Route 63 Katy Trail Bridge Project Webpage


Hot Weather + Moisture + Weakening Pavement = Pavement Blow-ups

pavement blow upWith temperatures rising across mid-Missouri this summer, sections of roadway may begin to buckle and crack due to the hot temperatures. The so-called “blow-ups” occur when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. That crack weakens the pavement and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp. (MORE)




Lake Interchange, Route 66 Bridge Included in Highway Construction Program

Routes 54 and W intersection aerial Route 66 bridge photo

Two big central Missouri road and bridge projects – a new interchange at Routes 54 and W at the Lake of the Ozarks and a new bridge on the Interstate 44 outer road over the Gasconade River in Laclede County – are included in the five-year construction program approved yesterday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. (MORE)




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