Improvements Planned for Route 54
Includes Shared Four-Lane Highway in Camden County
Work to improve U.S. Route 54 in Camden and Hickory Counties will begin on Monday, March 27. Contractors for the Missouri Department of Transportation will resurface 25 miles of roadway and replace guardrail between the Niangua River Bridge in Camden County and Route D in Hickory County.
The work will also include turning the section of roadway between the Niangua River and Route 73 in Camden County into a shared four-lane highway, meaning the existing conventional two-way highway will be converted into alternating passing lanes. The passing lanes provide motorists with periodic opportunities to pass other vehicles without having to drive in the opposing lane. (MORE)
Route 19 Bridge Over Second Creek to Close for Replacement
Work to replace the Route 19 bridge over Second Creek will begin the morning of Monday, March 20. The bridge, which is located approximately eight miles north of Owensville, will be closed to traffic for 60 days until construction of the new bridge is completed.
Electronic message boards will be in place in the area to warn motorists of the closure. A signed detour will also be in place.
The signed detour routes around the bridge are:
• Route 19 North: East on Route 28 and then north on Route 50 back to Route 19.
• Route 19 South: South on Route 50 and then west on Route 28 back to Route 19.
Click on the map to the right for a larger image of the detour or click the link below:
Gasconade Route 19 Bridge Replacement Map
CRAWFORD COUNTY - Route 19 Bridge Over Crooked Creek to Close March 27
Deck replacement of the deck on the Missouri Route 19 bridge over Crooked Creek south of Cherryville is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27. (MORE)
Public Meeting Set to Discuss Gasconade County Bridge Replacement
The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an online public meeting to discuss the replacement of the Route 100 bridge over Little Berger Creek. The bridge is located approximately four miles east of Hermann in Gasconade County.
For more information about this project, including detour route and information that was presented at a public meeting on March 14 in Hermann, visit this link:
Gasconade Route 100 Online Public Meeting
MoDOT Holding Online Public Meeting
for Phelps County Route 68 Project
The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an online public meeting to share information about an upcoming project on a section of Route 68 from Interstate 44 to the east junction of Missouri Route 8 within the city of St. James.
Information about the project is available at www.MoDOT.org/Central/Route68StJames.htm.
MoDOT Moving Forward with New Gasconade River Bridge
Current Structure Will Remain in Place for Now
Based on feedback from a public meeting held last December, as well as on interest shown by groups wanting to preserve the Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced today it is moving ahead with building a new bridge over the Gasconade River in Laclede County that will lie adjacent to Interstate 44. The current structure will remain in place for now. (MORE)
Heads Up: Route 63 Closure Coming This Summer
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)