Why is MoDOT doing this project?
With more than 10,400 bridges on the Missouri state highway system – 7th largest total nationwide, one of MoDOT’s priorities is to keep its bridges safe and in good condition. MoDOT continues to focus its efforts and resources to provide the best value, while honoring this commitment.
Because bridges are a top priority, the Kansas City District has identified several bridges in the Northland that will be addressed this construction season. These bridges will be rehabilitated over the next several months to prolong the life of each structure.
What bridges in the Northland will be rehabilitated?
Several areas in the Northland will receive bridge rehabilitation. These areas include the I-29/I-435 bridges near the KCI Airport, several bridges on I-635, Route 9 and US 69 near Riverside, bridges in the I-35/I-435/US 69 interchange near Claycomo, and the Route E/U Bridge over I-29 in Camden Point.
What is the time line?
Work began in April. All work on the interstates will be completed by November 2013.
The Route E/U Bridge will finish by mid-August.
The Route 92 bridge will close as early as June 20 and will reopen by the end of the year.
It is important to remember that weather plays an important role in the rehabilitation process. In addition, each bridge will require adequate cure time, which is the time allowing the concrete to set and strengthen. Allowing the concrete the right amount cure time will increase its strength and durability. At times during the rehabilitation process, you will see what appears to be no one working on the bridge; however, this is the curing process at work.
How do I learn more?
For more information, review the project maps and materials using the online meeting listed in the right column. You can also submit a comment, send an e-mail or give us a call at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Lend your voice to the transportation process!