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MoDOT News Release  

May 21, 2018 09:54 AM
Watch out for summer work zones

No work planned over Memorial Day weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will suspend work zone operations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Most routine work zones will stop at noon Friday, May 25 and will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.

In an effort to keep motorists informed, the Missouri Department of Transportation has developed a list of significant work zones across the state. Many of the work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays especially during the peak travel times of daily rush hours and weekends including Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Distracted driving and following too closely are two of the main causes of work zone crashes. Drivers are reminded to plan ahead, to pay attention to warning signs, wear seat belts, put their phone down, obey the speed limit and don’t drink and drive.

Over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, nine people died and 496 were injured in 1,122 traffic crashes.

Information on all MoDOT work zones statewide is available on the department’s Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org. The map is available as a free app available for iPhone and Android phones. The map displays current traffic speed conditions and live camera views. Motorists can also call MoDOT’s 24/7 customer service toll free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).


Missouri’s Major Work Zones for 2018

Central District

  • U.S. Route 54:  Bridge improvements from 2.2 miles south of Route BB to I-70 near Fulton. Project includes safety improvements from 0.1 mile west of Route W to I-70 at Kingdom City. Involves eight bridges.

  • Interstate 44: Resurfacing and bridge deck repairs on the eastbound and westbound lanes from near the Laclede County line to 0.2 mile west of Sugar Tree Road. Includes climbing-lane extension on the westbound lane one mile west of Route D. Project involves three bridges. Night work for resurfacing; day bridge work with one lane open in each direction. (March through August)

Kansas City District

  • Rehabilitation work on the Buck O'Neil Bridge: The southbound lanes of Route 169 across the Buck O’Neil/Broadway Bridge will be CLOSED to all traffic through Dec. 1.
  • Interstate 70: Replace bridge decks at U.S. Route 65 interchange, 3.3 miles east of Route YY and 6.6 miles east of Route J. Project involves twin bridges. Two lanes on I-70 open each direction during bridge construction.  U.S. Route 65 on ramps will be closed with detour. (May through November)

  • Interstate 70: Replace bridges at Route E and the Route H interchange, 4.4 miles west of Route 13 and 2.8 miles east of Route O. Project involves two bridges. One lane drop WB Phase 1; Phase 2 - two lanes open each direction. (Mid May – Dec. 1, 2018)

  • Interstate 70: Replace bridges at Pittman Road, Crysler Street and Phelps Road over I-70, 1.3 miles east of I-435. I-70 closed at three bridge locations during demolition. Traffic detoured to 435 & 470. (May – December)

Northeast District

  • U.S. Route 61: Pavement and ADA Transition Plan improvements from 0.4 mile north of Route 168 to just north of Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal. Lane closures during night hours and temporary conversion of project segment to right-in/right-out. (March – October)

Northwest District

  • U.S. Route 65: Pavement microsurfacing on existing asphalt from Iowa state line to north of Blackfoot Drive, in Chillicothe, and from Route 36 to 1.2 miles north of the Missouri River. Project includes Mercer, Grundy, Livingston and Carroll counties. Daytime lane drops. (March – November)

Southeast District

  • Missouri Route 51: Chester Bridge Repairs limited to a one-mile segment of Route 51 centered on the state line with Illinois at Chester. 24-hour lane closures; ONLY one lane open, signal control. (June – November)

  • Interstate 55, Interstate 57: Redeck NB I-55 bridge. 24-hour lane closures; one of two lanes open. (June - December)

St. Louis District

  • Interstate 64: Bridge work on Poplar Street Bridge. Lanes closed both directions. NB I-55 to EB PSB ramp closed through February; three lanes WB PSB; two lanes EB PSB; various full weekend closures EB. (January 2018 – March 2019)

  • Interstate 44: Bridge improvements from Kingshighway Boulevard to 39th Street. Project involves six bridges. Three of four lanes 24/7; various ramp closures; narrow and shifted lanes. (April – December)

  • Interstate 44: Bridge replacement from Murdoch to River Des Peres, 24-hour lane closures in both directions. Three of four EB; two of four WB; Shrewsbury on-ramp closed; 24/7; narrow and shifted lanes. (March – December)

  • Interstate 270: Rehabilitate bridge over Fee Fee Creek and railroad. Paint bridge on McKelvey Road over I-270. 24/7, three of five lanes open. (Summer)

  • Interstate 55: Pavement improvements and bridge rehabilitation from Route Z to the Ste. Genevieve County line. Day/Night/Weekend/24-hour; one of two lanes open. (March – December)
  • Interstate 44: Replace eastbound bridge over U.S. Route 50, east of Union. Replace St. Mary Road Bridge over I-44. Day/Night; one of two lanes open. (February – December)

Southwest District

  • Interstate 44: Eastbound bridge replacement over Pickerel Creek. 24/7, one lane open EB. (Summer/Fall)

  • U.S. Route 65: Replace southbound bridge over I-44 in Springfield.

  • U.S. Route 65: Rebuild pavement from Valley Water Mill Road to Kearney Street

  • Interstate 49: Bridge rehab over Spring River and BNSF railroad. Head-to-head traffic, (March – December)


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