New Business Loop Interchange Will Make Debut on Wednesday
Two dual-lane roundabouts, along with an improved configuration, will move traffic faster and more safely through the highly traveled Business Loop 70/West Boulevard interchange, which will open to traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The completion of the interchange marks the last major work to be completed as part of the Columbia I-70 bridges project, an $18 million design-build effort that began last August and included replacing the aging Interstate 70 bridges at Garth Avenue, Range Line Street and 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
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
Innovative Paving Process Taking Place on U.S. Route 54 Near Kingdom City
An environmentally friendly, cost-efficient paving process has begun 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)
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)
Lafayette Street Interchange Project Update
Scheduled Work During the Week of July 25th (please note that all activities and schedules are weather permitting): Contractors will be working on retaining walls, paving and installing traffic signals on Lafayette Street, 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