All lanes of I-44 are closed at Hazelgreen and Jerome. The detour for motorists and commercial motor carriers traveling westbound on I-44 is Route 63 to Route 60 to Route 360 to I-44. For eastbound travelers, the detour is Route 360 to Route 60 to Route 63 to I-44.
Route 63 near Vienna is expected to close later this afternoon. The detour for motorists traveling south on Route 63 is Route 50 to Interstate 44 to Route 63. The northbound detour is I-44 to Route 50 to Route 63.
Route 50 at Mount Sterling in Gasconade County will likely go under water later tonight.
Drivers are advised to avoid these areas and seek alternate routes. Road conditions can change rapidly, and motorists are encouraged to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, or call the department’s toll free number at 1-888-ASK-MODOT to get updated road conditions.
Shamrock/Liberty Road Intersection to Close May 1
Shamrock/Liberty Road on the south side of U.S. Route 50/63 in Jefferson City and the median crossover at the intersection are set to close on May 1 as part of a project to make travel in the area safer.
Shamrock/Liberty Road travelers on the south side of Route 50/63 will have to use Route M and the Route 50/63 and Route M interchange to access Route 50/63. Eastbound Route 50/63 traffic will access Shamrock Road on the north side of Route 50/63 by taking eastbound Route 50/63 to the Militia Drive interchange and then taking westbound Route 50/63 to Shamrock Road. (MORE)
Route 50 Resurfacing and Intersection Improvement Project (Liberty/Shamrock Road) Site
Liberty/Shamrock Road Intersection Map
Liberty/Shamrock Road Existing Intersection Diagram
Liberty/Shamrock Road Intersection With Changes Diagram
Route F Bridge Repair to Reduce I-44 WB Traffic to One Lane
Contractor to Use Heat Straightening to Make Repairs
Contractors will use a method called heat straightening to repair girders on the Route F bridge over Interstate 44 in Sleeper starting Monday, April 24th. Traffic will be reduced on westbound I-44 to one 12-foot lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during the work, which will run through May 1.
The girder was damaged last fall when a raised boom on a piece of equipment struck the bridge.
The heat straightening method involves applying extreme heat to the bent or damaged steel so that workers can make repairs in place. The method is used as a safe and cost-effective alternative to a total replacement of steel. (MORE)
Cooper County Route B Bridge Replacement to begin April 19
Weather permitting, a bridge deck replacement project on Cooper County Route B over Petite Saline Creek will begin on Wednesday, April 19. The bridge is located approximately two miles south of Interstate 70.
The bridge will be completely closed to traffic after morning rush hour on April 19 and will remain closed through the end of June. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.
Heads Up: Southbound Route 63 Closure Coming
This Summer in Jefferson City
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants motorists traveling Route 63 between Columbia and Jefferson City to be aware that their travel will be impacted this summer when the southbound Route 63 bridge over the Katy Trail gets a new deck.
The project, which will bid in April, will require both lanes of southbound Route 63 over the Katy Trail to be closed. Southbound traffic will be diverted to northbound Route 63, which will carry one lane of traffic in each direction.
“This stretch of Route 63 carries a lot of commuters between Columbia and Jefferson City,” said MoDOT Project Manager Mike Dusenberg. “The closure will likely cause delays during peak travel times, such as morning and evening rush periods and Friday and Sunday afternoons.”
The full closure of southbound Route 63 will not occur until after Memorial Day weekend, Dusenberg said. The project is scheduled to wrap up in the fall. (MORE)