Why is this work necessary?
This project was identified and has been added to the STIP through the High Priority Unfunded Needs process. Around 56,000 vehicles utilize this corridor of Route 54, between Route 63 and Main Street, every day. The changes proposed in this project would benefit these motorists by creating a safer, more efficient and more reliable traffic flow.
You can find more specifics on the potential changes and maps showing possible reconfigurations below.
When will these changes take place:
Work on this project is expected to take place in 2024.
How will traffic be impacted when work takes place?
Work will require lane shifts, temporary lanes closures, and possibly some temporary narrowed lanes. U.S. Route 54 will remain open through the duration of the project. Route W interchange will close for rehabilitation work to the bridge. The Route 54/63/94 interchange will remain open but will have lane closures and lane shifts while bridge rehabilitation work takes place.
More specifics will be announced when the project is awarded.
What is currently happening?
MoDOT is currently accepting public comments and feedback regarding the proposed alternatives included for this project, which can be found below. Online comments are being accepted until January 20 through the web form below.
An in-person, open-house style meeting will also be held on Tuesday, January 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Jefferson City John. G. Christy Municipal Building.
How much will this project cost?
The current estimated cost of the project is $2,796,000.
Will Katy Trail or Jefferson City Parks access be impacted?
This depends on the final option configuration selection. Option 1 will not have any impact on the North Jefferson City Recreation Area (NJCRA). Option 2 would have little impact, primarily increased traffic on 4th Street. Option three would have the greatest cost and impact on the NJCRA, as the new loop ramp would require removing and/or relocating several elements such as the playground and basketball courts.
Summary of Proposed Changes & Benefits
The following changes to the corridor will be included in all options:
The project also includes the following options for the reconfiguration for traffic entering westbound Route 54 from Cedar City Dr.
|Route 54 & Cedar City Dr. Interchange||Benefits to motorists|
|Option 1||Includes the removal of the current ramp from Cedar City Dr. onto westbound Route 54||
|Option 2||Relocates the ramp from Cedar City Dr. onto westbound Route 54 to the northwest of the interchange, utilizing 4th St.||
|Option 3||Relocates the ramp from Cedar City Dr. onto westbound Route 54 to the northwest of the interchange as a loop ramp||
Project News & Updates
REMINDER: MoDOT to Hold Public Meeting About Planned Route 54 Improvements in Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to discuss recently-unveiled plans to make improvements to U.S. Route 54 in northern Jefferson City.
Motorists and area residents are invited to the meeting...
MoDOT Unveils Plans for Improvements to Route 54 in Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced plans to make safety improvements and expand traffic capacity along U.S. Route 54 in northern Jefferson City. Plans and details are currently available on the MoDOT...