I-70 Bridge Replacement Project Starts Monday, Aug. 24
Some Lane Closures Planned on Rangeline, I-70
Work has begun on replacing the Interstate 70 bridges at Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street. For more information about traffic impacts, construction schedules and other information, click the links below.
Press Release on Upcoming Traffic Impacts
Columbia I-70 Bridges Project Website
Pedestrian Detours Established
The sidewalks along Rangeline Street (Route 763) between Interstate 70 and Vandiver Drive in Columbia have been closed as part of the project to replace the I-70 bridges at Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street. The sidewalks will remain closed for several months as construction takes place.
Maps showing the pedestrian detour route and the COMO Black Connector Route can be found online at www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.
Rangeline Pedestrian Detour Map
COMO Black Connector Route Map
Lafayette Project Changes U.S. Route 50/63
Work on the new Lafayette Interchange project in Jefferson City has brought changes for motorists traveling both directions on U.S. Route 50/63 in Jefferson City.
Both westbound lanes of Route 50/63 will be diverted down the new Lafayette off ramp. Traffic will continue across Lafayette Street, travel up the new on ramp and back onto westbound 50/63. Motorists currently have access to Lafayette Street at this location, but on Aug. 27 access to Lafayette will be closed. This configuration is anticipated to remain in place until June of 2016. This will allow workers to safely continue construction of the new interchange. Also, the eastbound lanes of 50/63 will be reduced to eleven feet through the work area near Lafayette Street. This alignment will remain in place until the end of this year.
Route 50/63 Lafayette Traffic Diagram
Lafayette Interchange Website
Grants Available to Help Local Organizations Reduce Traffic Fatalities
The Central Region Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is now accepting grant applications from area law-enforcement agencies and other entities to fund activities and tools designed to reduce traffic fatalities and crashes with serious injuries.
These grants can cover items such as the cost of overtime for checkpoints and saturation patrols for law enforcement entities, as well as equipment to assist with enforcement, including radar guns and intoximeters. Funds can also be allocated to assist with educational programs for other organizations.
To be considered for funding, applications must be submitted by Oct. 1. Funding decisions will be made by Oct. 15. A link to the application is below:
PRINTABLE GRANT APPLICATION (PDF)
MoDOT Hiring Workers for Winter Operations
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Central District has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places, ready to plow and treat mid-Missouri's roadways this winter.
An estimated 400 district maintenance employees will be ready to plow if a regional or statewide storm hits, but MoDOT must also rely on extra help. Each year the department recruits seasonal workers to fill the gaps and get the job done.
To Apply or View MoDOT Jobs Available: