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Westbound Route 54/63 at the Missouri River Bridge
Route 63 at Missouri Boulevard
Eastbound Route 54/63 at the Missouri River Bridge
Missouri Boulevard West of Stadium

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Nightly Lane Closure Set for Missouri River Bridge

Some follow-up work on the westbound Route 54/63 Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City will require one right lane to be closed every night from 6 p.m. to midnight beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Nov. 21.

The lane closure will also require the Route W on-ramp to westbound Route 54/63 to be closed nightly through Nov. 21. A signed detour will be posted for the Route W on-ramp closure.

The lane closure will allow the contractor on the bridge painting job to repair parts of the bridge’s substructure.

Why We're Painting and Repairing the Bridge

Missouri River Bridge
Missouri River Bridge
Missouri River Bridge

This project involves painting and performing general maintenance repairs on the westbound bridge that carries U.S. Routes 54/63 over the Missouri River near Jefferson City. The maintenance work is necessary to maintain the bridge and extend its life for another 20-25 years. Major river bridges are a big investment on our system, and it’s important to maintain that investment. If not properly maintained, this bridge would cost $100 million to replace.

Project Specifics

  • The work will require a complete closure of the westbound bridge for a four-month period beginning May 1.
  • At that time, westbound traffic will be detoured onto the eastbound bridge. The eastbound bridge will be striped to carry two lanes of eastbound and two lanes of westbound traffic, meaning there will be two lanes of head-to-head traffic on the eastbound bridge. (See diagram below this box)
  • In addition, Route 54 access ramps to/from West Main St., the eastbound on-ramp from McCarty Street to Route 54, and the westbound on-ramp from Route W to Route 54 will be shut down. Speed limits on and near the bridge will be reduced. (See diagram below this box)
  • Motorists are asked to be patient and allow extra time for their commutes, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. If possible, we ask drivers to avoid peak travel times, alter their work hours or arrange to work from home. Carpooling is also an option.MORIVERJCBridge Small
  • We are coordinating with the local law enforcement to ensure traffic flows smoothly and safely.

Additional Details

  • Traffic counts:  27,000 – 28,000 vehicles per day in each direction
  • Westbound bridge was built in 1955; eastbound bridge in 1991.

Project Information
Contractor: Saffo Contractors, Inc. of Wilmington, N. C.
Contract Cost: $7 Million
Estimated Completion Date of Entire Project: Summer of 2017


Traffic Configuration for Westbound 54/63 Missouri River Bridge Closure (PDF Document)


Traffic Configuration Diagram for Westbound 54/63 Missouri River Bridge Closure (PDF)

Other Locations in Jefferson City to Access 54/63 and Cross the Eastbound Missouri River Bridge
(Click on Map to Zoom)


Route W Detour

Traffic traveling on Route W should take the Route 54 east exit to the Route 63 north exit, which will take them back to Route 54 west and over the bridge.

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Other Tools Available to Help Bridge Commuters

  • Traveler Information Map - located at www.modot.org, the map provides a variety of tools to help drivers see current traffic conditions on the bridge, including incidents, real-time traffic flow and traffic cameras.
    • Incidents - Vehicle crashes and other incidents are noted on the map, which will inform drivers that the road is closed, to expect delays or that delays are possible.
    • Real-time traffic flow - The map also shows real-time traffic flow, with green showing traffic is moving normally, yellow indicating that traffic is moving at a medium rate and red meaning traffic is moving slowly.
    • Traffic cameras - There are four traffic cameras on the map that provide a view of traffic on and near the bridges. The cameras are located on the east and west sides of the bridges, at the Route 50/Missouri Boulevard interchange and at Missouri Boulevard west of Stadium.
  • Text alerts – Those wanting to receive text alerts regarding the bridge project can sign up at www.modot.org/eupdate. The Missouri River Bridge option is located under the Central District heading.
  • 24-hour toll-free number – MoDOT’s toll-free number – 888-275-6636 – is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Callers can speak with a customer service representative to get the latest traffic information.

Steer It & Clear It

Involved in a non-injury accident? Move your vehicle onto the shoulder or other safe location nearby, off of the roadway in these areas on the Missouri River Bridge Project. It's the law! For more information, please see the area map and brochure below.

Steer It Clear It Maps

Steer It & Clear It Area Maps
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Steer it Clear It brochure

Steer It & Clear It


News Releases

Route 54/63 Missouri River Bridge on Target to Open Nov. 14 - 11-4-16

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Missouri River Bridge To Open Nov. 14 - 10-5-16

MoDOT, Local Law Enforcement Urge Bridge Drivers to Pay Attention, Slow Down - 8-10-16

Missouri River Bridge Opening to Be Delayed - 7-29-16

Memorial Day Travelers Reminded of Missouri River Bridge Closure - 5-26-16

Missouri River Bridge: What to Expect This Weekend - 4-28-16

Tools Available to Help Bridge Commuters - 4-27-16

Closure of Westbound Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City to Start April 15 3-29-15

Missouri River Bridge Painting Preparations Start Wednesday - 2-25-16

Westbound Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City to Close Early to Mid-April - 2-1-2016

Contract Awarded for Missouri River Bridge Repairs - 12-02-2015

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