Jackson Street Overpass to Open Wednesday
Lafayette Interchange to Open Next Week; Clark Avenue to Close Sept. 12
A new bridge carrying Jackson Street over U.S. Route 50/63 in Jefferson City will open to traffic on Wednesday.
Construction of the new bridge began in June as part of the Lafayette Street interchange project. The project includes improving six bridges along the Route 50/63 corridor and the addition of a lane in each direction on the Whitton Expressway from Monroe Street to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette to Clark Avenue.
A new interchange at Lafayette Street, also part of the project, is scheduled to open by Sept. 9. Work to rehabilitate the Clark Avenue bridge over Route 50/63 is set to begin Sept. 12. (MORE)
Helpful Links :
Lafayette Interchange Website
MoDOT Hiring Seasonal Workers for Winter Operations
Even though Missouri is still in the dog days of summer, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places ready to treat and plow Missouri's 34,000 miles of state roads when winter weather hits.
Each year the department recruits seasonal workers and emergency snowplow operators to help the department's 2,400 maintenance employees when a major storm hits the region or state. MoDOT’s Central District has about 30 open positions for seasonal workers and 54 for emergency snowplow operators. (MORE)
Missouri River Bridge Opening Delayed
Unforeseen structural repairs uncovered during the painting process will delay the opening of the westbound Route 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri Department of Transportation officials announced.
The bridge painting project was expected to be finished by the end of August. A re-opening date has not been set. (MORE)
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.
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