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Rouute 63MoDOT Releases Route 63 Safety Audit

No Safety Deficiencies Identified;
Proactive Steps Recommended in the Future as Funding Allows


A multi-agency task force found no safety deficiencies on a 27-mile stretch of U.S. Route 63 from Columbia to Moberly in a road safety audit Missouri Department of Transportation officials released today. However, in consideration of future increases in traffic volumes, the audit recommended enhancing safety along the stretch of Route 63 with pavement, guard cable and signing improvements in areas identified within the report, when funding is available. (MORE)

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U.S. Route 63 Road Safety Audit


MoDOT Announces Public Comment Period
for Permanent I-70 Ramp Closure in Columbia


As part of the overall improvements currently under construction at Conley Road and Business Loop 70 in Columbia and in conjunction with the Conley Road Transportation Development District, the Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a permit to allow the permanent closure and removal of the Business Loop 70 on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 70.

MoDOT announced today that the public is invited to provide comments on the ramp closure at the following address: 

MoDOT Central District
Public Comment: I-70 East On-Ramp

1511 Missouri Blvd

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Public comments submitted to MoDOT by mail must be postmarked by Wednesday,
June 27. An online public comment form is also available HERE.

MoDOT anticipates the Business Loop 70 to eastbound I-70 ramp removal will take place this summer. MoDOT will notify the public in advance of the ramp closure through a press release, social media channels, and electronic message boards.

54Route 54 Project Underway in Jefferson City
One Eastbound Lane of Route 54 Closed;
Ramps on Tri-Level Closed

A resurfacing and bridge improvement project along U.S. Route 54 from the Missouri River Bridge to just south of the Stadium Boulevard interchange in Jefferson City will move into its second stage beginning Monday, June 11.

The second stage will impact motorists who use U.S. Routes 50, 54 and 63 in Jefferson City and will include rehabilitation work on the ramp bridge that carries eastbound Route 50 to eastbound Route 54/northbound Route 63.

The bridge work will require the following around-the-clock ramp closures:

  • Eastbound Route 50 to eastbound Route 54/northbound Route 63
  • Eastbound Route 54 to westbound Route 50 and eastbound Route 50/southbound Route 63

The detour for motorists who want to access all of the routes above is Business Route 50 (Missouri Boulevard). Work on the ramp bridge is scheduled to be completed by June 25 and all ramps will be reopened.

Rehabilitation work on the eastbound Route 54 bridges over Stadium Boulevard and Broadway Street is ongoing. During the work, one lane of eastbound Route 54 is closed 24-hours a day from south of Stadium Boulevard to north of Broadway Street. The on-ramp from Christy Drive to eastbound Route 54 is also closed. The closures will remain in place until work is completed on the eastbound bridges in mid-June. (MORE)

Second Phase (ACTIVE): Ramp Closures Eastbound Route 50 to eastbound 54/northbound 63 AND Eastbound Route 54 to westbound Route 50 and eastbound 50/63 (Click on Map to Enlarge):

EDIT 54 Jeff City

Route 54 Project Map-Phase 02

First Phase (ACTIVE): Eastbound Route 54 Bridge Lane Closure/Ramp Closure Map (Click on Map to Enlarge):

First Phase: Route 54 Eastbound

I44Bridge Improvements on I-44
in Phelps County Underway

Resurfacing Work on I-44 in Laclede, Pulaski
and Phelps Counties Also Active

Significant traffic impacts are expected this summer for motorists traveling on Interstate 44 in Phelps County. A project to repair the bridges that carry Interstate 44 over Smith and Tater Hollow is underway. The bridges are located between mile markers 171 and 173 near the Jerome exit on I-44.

On May 29, repair work began on the westbound I-44 bridge. One westbound lane is closed from mile marker 171 to mile marker 173 on I-44 while repairs are made to the bridge. During this work, contractors will also extend the existing I-44 westbound climbing lane at mile marker 171.8  an additional 800 feet. When completed, this will allow motorists more time to accelerate and merge with I-44 westbound traffic.

Here is the remaining schedule for the I-44 bridge project this summer, which also includes repairing a third bridge on the I-44 westbound off-ramp to Jerome. All work schedules are weather permitting:

  • On July 27, work will begin on the eastbound I-44 bridge. One eastbound lane of I-44 will be closed through the work zone from mile marker 171 to mile marker 173.
  • Work will begin on the I-44 westbound off-ramp bridge to Jerome on Aug. 13. During the work, the I-44 off-ramp to Jerome will be closed to traffic. The ramp will be closed for one month while repairs are completed. (MORE)




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