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Population:  75,990

Maintenance Building located in: Jefferson City


MoDOT plans to improve the Route 17 bridge over Route 54 north of Eugene. The project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018. Materials below were presented at a public meeting in Eugene on March 28, 2018.


Welcome Letter FAQ Overhead Map

Printable Comment Form

Printable Comment




Shamrock/Liberty Road

MoDOT plans to improve the Route 50/63 and Shamrock/Liberty Road intersection near Jefferson City. The project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017. Materials below were presented at a public meeting in Jefferson City on July 13, 2016.



Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked




Overhead Map

Ext Diagram 50 ShamrockLiberty

Existing Intersection Diagram


MoDOT plans to replace the Route J/M interchange bridge over Route 50 in Taos. The project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2017 and will cost approximately $1,180,000. Materials below were presented at a public meeting in Taos on December 8, 2016:

Welcome Taos Public Meeting

Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked

Bridge Display Taos JM

Bridge Display

Detour Taos JM 1

Bridge Detour Route One

Detour JM 2 Taos

Bridge Detour Route Two

Comment form Taos JM

Printable Public Comment


Bridge Conditions JM_Cole

Existing Bridge Conditions


MORiverBridgesButton2016Westbound Missouri River Bridge Maintenance Project

The project involves painting and performing general maintenance repairs on the westbound bridge that carries Route 54/63 over the Missouri River in Cole/Callaway counties near Jefferson City. 


For more information and to sign up to receive weekly e-mail updates on the project, visit http://www.modot.org/central/MORiverBridgeJC.htm or call 1-888-275-6636.

Helpful Link: Westbound Missouri River Bridge Maintenance Project


MoDOT plans to paint and perform deck repairs to the westbound Route 54 Bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City.  The project is scheduled to begin Spring of 2016.


Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked



MO River Bridge Display #1


MO River Bridge Display #2


Printable Comment Form


Missouri Blvd ADA Sidewalks 515

MoDOT plans to repair and replace existing Americans with Disabilities Act deficient sidewalks in various areas along Business Route 50 (Missouri Boulevard), between Whitton Expressway and Stoneridge Parkway in Jefferson City. The work is currently scheduled to begin in May of 2016.


Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked Questions


Printable Comment Form


ADA Missouri Blvd. Sidewalks Map



MoDOT Launches Lafayette Street Interchange Website

To keep customers informed of the latest progress involving the Lafayette Street Interchange Project in Jefferson City, the Missouri Department of Transportation has developed a multi-purpose webpage about the two-year, $20.3 million project.

The website includes a general project overview, information about current construction work and future construction schedules, maps showing construction phases, as well as the ability to sign up for weekly 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 affecting their travel. (MORE)

Helpful Link:

Lafayette Interchange Website


Lafayette Street Interchange Project/
U.S. Route 50 (Whitton Expressway) Roadway Improvements
Community Briefing - Discussion of Whitton Expressway Traffic Management Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation is held a community briefing on Thursday, May 29 to discuss the traffic management plan during improvements to the Whitton Expressway in Jefferson City.

Materials that were presented at the meeting can be downloaded below in a PDF format:

Lafayette Street Interchange/
U.S. Route 50 (Whitton Expressway) Roadway Improvements

Public Hearing

Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2013

MoDOT is proposing to improve U.S. Route 50, also known as the Whitton Expressway, in Jefferson City.  The improvements include a new interchange at Route 50 and Lafayette Street, as well as adding a lane in each direction from Monroe Street to Lafayette Street and from Lafayette to Clark Avenue. Six bridges along the corridor will be replaced, newly constructed or rehabilitated. The project is planned for late 2014.

Welcome letter

Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked Questions

Aerial map

Approved Preliminary Plan

Lafayette Street typical sections

Lafayette Street Typical Sections

Lafayette St. turning movements

Lafayette Street Turning Movements

Comment form

Printable Comment Form

Related Materials

Lafayette Interchange Advisory Group Members

Advisory Group Presentation - Oct. 31, 2012

Advisory Group Presentation - Sept. 5, 2013

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