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Flooding Assessments Underway

FHWA and MoDOT engineers are in the process of viewing flood damaged sites around the state.


To date, they are working on the damage review/assessment process for 404 locations including six in Northeast District, 48 in Central District, 24 in St. Louis District, 119 in Southwest District and 207 in the Southeast District. 


More locations are expected to be added to this list.




MoDOT Traveler Information Map

  • On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Route T below Lake Wappapello in Wayne Co. reopened to traffic after being repaired.

  • Missouri still has 2 state roads closed due to flooding – down from a high of 384 on April 30.

  • MoDOT crews continue to monitor these roads, working to clean debris and check for damage as the water recedes. This must be done before the road is safe to reopen.

  • Jefferson County Route M
    • Remains closed between Interstate 55 and U.S. Routes 61/67 due to a major slide. The bank along the north edge of Route M is more than 60-feet tall with fractures in the slope at least 30 to 40 feet up. Utility poles are leaning towards and over Route M along with dozens of trees that are more than three feet in diameter. With the threat of rain in the forecast, more earth along with utilities and trees could slide down onto Route M, so it will remain closed. MoDOT staff is working to determine right of way limits and see if temporary construction easements will need to be purchased to make corrections. It is unknown at this time how long this road will remain closed. 

    • UPDATE 6/21/17: A repair plan is in place. An emergency contract will be put out to bid in August with an award expected in September. Once that is done, MoDOT will have a timeline for how long repairs will take and when the road will reopen.

  • Two roads closed due to pavement damage.  (Rte. HH below Clearwater Lake and Ozark Co. Rte. JJ)

  • One road closed due to bridge structural damage (Business Route 60, Willow Springs, Howell Co.)

  • Two roads down to one lane traffic due to pavement damage from a slide. (Shannon Co. Rte. 106 and Reynolds Co. Rte. 106)

  • Across the state there are countless locations being examined to determine the spot pavement repairs that need to be made due to flood damage.

  • It will be months before we know the full extent of damage and the cost of fighting the flood and making all repairs.




Historic Spring Flooding at a Glance

  • At its peak, 48 hour rainfall totals of 3 to 15 inches over most of the state

  • Several rivers in Missouri reached record breaking flood levels  

  • 384 road closures on April 30; 285 closures during the 2015 flood

  • Missouri's Traveler Information Map reached 1 million visitors

  • Customer Service received 8,000 to 11,000 calls per day - typical weekday is 600 to 800 calls

  • MoDOT's statewide Facebook page increased by 12,265 followers, and the page reached 4.8 million users with flooding posts

  • Due to the increased following to the MoDOT statewide Facebook page, MoDOT now has the third-highest following of any DOT

  • The statewide Twitter account increased by 1,503 followers and reached 1.2 million users with flooding information

  • Facebook reached 2.6 million people; Twitter reached 350,000




quote marksWhat Missourians Are Saying


Thanks for the road info during the flooding. You kept so many safe and informed. -- Evelyn Vernon 

  • What we know today:
    • Three MoDOT bridges were a total loss
    • Replacements being designed with construction to begin this summer.

  • Ozark County Route CC over N. Fork White River at Dora
    • 300-feet long
    • Condition 6-7-7 (fair to good condition)
    • Built in 1975 and carried 700 vehicles per day

    • CC Bridge SE District

  • Ozark County Route PP over N. Fork River
    • 405-feet long
    • Condition 3-3-6 (poor)
    • Built 1958 with ADT of 500

    • PP Bridge SE District

  • Pulaski County Route NN over Elliot Branch
    • 37-feet long
    • Condition 6 culvert (fair)
    • Built prior to 1958 with ADT of 300

    • Elliot Bridge Pulaski Co.

  • Numerous bridge approaches washed out and scour damage

    • Misc Bridge Photo

  • Inspections
    • MoDOT is assisting cities and counties with inspections of local bridges that are not on the state system.

    • Bridge inspections continue around the state and full impacts will not be known for some time.







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