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MoDOT EclipseMoDOT Planning for Increased Traffic in Central Missouri for Solar Eclipse Event

Traffic in central Missouri is expected to be heavier on interstates and major routes on Monday, Aug. 21 as motorists travel to and from the central part of the state to view a unique and rare occurrence – a total solar eclipse.

Hot spots for traffic congestion are expected to be in and around the cities of Jefferson City, Columbia and Hermann as these three cities are considered to be prime viewing locations to see the total eclipse.

For the most part, MoDOT will suspend construction and maintenance work on major routes in central Missouri on Aug. 21 with the exception of the following notable closures:

  • The U.S. Route 54 bridge over Middle River near Fulton – one westbound lane is closed at the bridge.
  • The Route 100 bridge over Berger creek near Hermann – completely closed.
  • The Route O bridge over Crow’s Fork near Fulton – completely closed.

The day of the eclipse, MoDOT will have staff on hand to help address traffic incidents and delays, emergency maintenance situations, as well as help law enforcement agencies with traffic control, if needed. (MORE)

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Route5BridgesThree Mid-Missouri Bridges to Get New Paint Job

A project to paint three bridges in central Missouri is underway. Work started Aug. 7 on the Route 5 bridge over Interstate 44 in Laclede County.

One lane of I-44 in each direction will remain open during the painting, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 18. The impact on Route 5 traffic will be minimal.

The work will involve sandblasting the bridge to remove the old paint and then putting a new coat of paint on the steel bridge. (MORE)





Striping imageNight Striping of I-44 and I-70 Underway

MoDOT crews began striping Interstates 44 and 70 in central Missouri on July 30. Weather permitting, striping will take place during the overnight hours for up to three weeks.

Striping operations are considered work zones, just like any other maintenance or construction project, only they are mobile. During striping operations, motorists can expect to encounter slow-moving lines of trucks with flashing lights,boards with flashing arrows and signs that say "wet paint." (MORE)


MoDOT Launches Route 54 Bridges Website
One Lane Currently Closed at Westbound Route 54 Middle River Bridge

54BugTo keep customers informed of the progress involving the U.S. Route 54 Bridge Improvements in Callaway County, the Missouri Department of Transportation has developed a webpage about the $7.3 million project.

The webpage is found at this web address: www.MoDOT.org/Central/Route54CallawayBridges.htm.

The webpage includes a general project overview, information about current bridge work, location maps, future construction schedules, as well as the ability to sign up for periodic e-mail updates about the project. This page will also serve as an information hub to give motorists advance notice of any major traffic impacts that could potentially affect travel.

The project began on July 20 with the rehabilitation of the westbound Route 54 bridge over Middle River. The bridge is located approximately six miles southwest of Fulton. Motorists are currently experiencing an around-the-clock, single-lane closure on westbound Route 54 at the bridge. One lane will be open at all times during the work. The closure will remain in place until work is completed in mid-September. (MORE)

Helpful Link:
Route 54 Bridge Improvements Webpage



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