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Route 87 Bridge Replacement
Project to Begin in Cooper County
I-70 Reduced to One Lane, Rerouted Over Ramps at Route 87 on July 27 Weekend

Preparation work to replace the Missouri Route 87 bridge over Interstate 70 in Cooper County is underway. While the preparation work will have minimal impact on traffic, drivers are advised to begin preparing for future I-70 and Route 87 traffic impacts when bridge replacement work begins on Friday, July 27.

On Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m.,

removal of the Route 87 bridge will begin. At this time, I-70 traffic in both directions will be reduced to one lane near the bridge. I-70 traffic in both directions will be rerouted over the Route 87 ramps and back onto I-70. Route 87 will be closed at the I-70 ramps and Route 87 travelers will not have direct access to I-70 during the removal of the bridge.


Motorists traveling on Route 87 who want to access I-70 are advised to use the following detours during the closure:

  • Route 87 South: Detour to Debo Road to Route U to Route B to I-70.
  • Route 87 North: Detour to Route B to I-70.

Signs will lead motorists through the detours during the closure. Electronic message boards will be placed along the route in advance of the closure to inform motorists of the traffic impacts.

Bridge removal will be completed and all lanes of I-70 traffic will be reopened by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 30. All ramps at the interchange will also be reopened for Route 87 traffic.

Route 87 will be closed at the bridge location until bridge replacement work is completed in November. The detour around the Route 87 closure will be:

  • Route 87 South: Detour to Debo Road to Route U to Route B back to Route 87.
  • Route 87 North: Detour to Route B to Route U to Debo Road back to Route 87. (MORE)

Pavement Repair Has Begun on Route 5
in Camden and Laclede Counties

A nighttime pavement repair operation is underway on Missouri Route 5 between Missouri Routes 7 and 64 in Camden and Laclede counties.

Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each weekday. During the work, motorists will encounter lane closures along Route 5 between Routes 7 and 64. Contractors will flag traffic through the work zones. During Labor Day weekend, work will be suspended on the project and all lanes will be open. Work will resume on Tuesday, September 4. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by early November of 2019. (MORE)

Fulton Business 54Business Route 54 Project
Kicks Off in Fulton


The first stage of a resurfacing, sidewalk and pedestrian improvement project on Business Route 54 in Fulton is underway.

The $3.7 million project is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Fulton. The project includes resurfacing of Business Route 54 from Callaway County Route H to U.S. Route 54 on the north side of Fulton, as well as sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pedestrian upgrades along Business Route 54. The improvement work also includes resurfacing Silver Drive (Route 54 West Outer Road).

The first stage of the project starts on Monday, July 16 and will include sidewalk improvement and ADA upgrade work. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures on Business Route 54 during daytime hours as work progresses. This work is expected to be completed by December. (MORE)

54Work Underway on Westbound Route 54
Bridges in Jefferson City

The Route 54 resurfacing and bridge improvement project in Jefferson City has moved into its third stage on Monday, July 9 with the rehabilitation of the westbound U.S. Route 54 bridges over Stadium Boulevard and Broadway Street, as well as work on the Route 54 on-ramp from the Madison Street bridge.

During the work, westbound Route 54 will be reduced to one lane 24 hours a day from north of Broadway to south of Stadium. The Route 54 on-ramp from Madison Street will also be closed during the work. Work is tentatively scheduled to be completed on the westbound bridges and the on-ramp by Aug. 6. (MORE)

54 WB JeffCity Map

Route 54 Project Westbound Bridges and Ramp Work
(Click to Enlarge PDF Map)

I44Bridge Improvements on I-44 in Phelps County

The Interstate 44 bridge improvement project in Phelps County has moved into its second stage with bridge repair work on the I-44 westbound off-ramp bridge to Route D (Jerome).

During the work, the westbound I-44 off-ramp to Route D (Jerome) will be closed to traffic. The ramp will be closed for one month while repairs are completed. (MORE)

Rouute 63MoDOT Releases Route 63 Safety Audit

No Safety Deficiencies Identified;
Proactive Steps Recommended in the Future as Funding Allows


A multi-agency task force found no safety deficiencies on a 27-mile stretch of U.S. Route 63 from Columbia to Moberly in a road safety audit Missouri Department of Transportation officials released today. However, in consideration of future increases in traffic volumes, the audit recommended enhancing safety along the stretch of Route 63 with pavement, guard cable and signing improvements in areas identified within the report, when funding is available. (MORE)

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U.S. Route 63 Road Safety Audit




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