TRUMAN BOULEVARD/ROUTE D BRIDGE REHABILITATIONS
Completed Nov. 15, 2023
Rehabilitation work to extend the life of two bridges: Truman Boulevard over U.S. Route 50 and Cole County Route D over U.S. Route 50. Once the rehabilitation is complete, motorists will have a smoother surface on which to travel.
Truman Boulevard Bridge
Work on the Truman Boulevard bridge over U.S. Route 50, built in 1984, will include replacing the expansion joints, concrete repair, installing adjacent concrete, and applying a protective coating where needed. This bridge was closed for five calendar days with a signed detour in place. The closure began on Oct. 9 and reopened to traffic on Oct. 13.
Route D Bridge
Work on the Route D bridge over U.S. Route 50, built in 1987, will include the removal and replacement of compression seals, concrete repair, and applying a protective coating where needed. This bridge closed around noon on Oct. 16 and reopened the morning of Oct. 19. A signed detour was in place for the 3-day closure.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractors designed improvements to extend the life of the bridges, including replacing expansion joints, concrete repair, and applying a protective coating where needed.
The project was part of MoDOT's November 2022 letting when contractors submitted competitive bids. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $665,875.75 contract to E & C Bridge, LLC at their December meeting and issued a Jan. 9, 2023, notice to proceed – the earliest date the contractor could begin work.
The construction crew anticipates beginning work in late September, which will not impact traffic. For the safety of the traveling public and the workers on the road, both bridges will be closed for a portion of the work allowing faster and better-quality construction.
Truman Boulevard Bridge - Open
Construction crews worked diligently and reduced the anticipated 10-day closure to five days. This bridge closed at 1 a.m. on Oct. 9 and reopened to all traffic on Oct. 13. All ramps to/from U.S. Route 50 were open during the closure and a signed detour was in place.
Route D Bridge - Open
This bridge was closed for 3 days with a signed detour in place. The closure began around noon on Oct. 16 and reopened to all traffic around 10 a.m. Oct. 19.
All work on both bridges was completed Nov. 15, 2023 - earlier than the anticipated Dec. 1, 2023.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Cole County Route D bridge over U.S. Route 50 reopened to motorists earlier than anticipated. Construction crews worked diligently to complete repairs and restored access to the bridge on Thursday, Oct. 19.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is MoDOT rehabilitating the bridges?
The Truman Boulevard bridge was built in 1984 and the Route D bridge was built in 1987. Both bridges are in need of repairs to extend their life. Once completed, motorists will have a smoother surface on which to drive.
How will the bridge work affect traffic?
For a portion of the construction, the contractor will close each bridge to all traffic. The Truman Boulevard bridge is set to close for 10 days and Route D bridge for three days. A signed detour will be in place during each closure.
During the 10-day Truman Boulevard closure, all ramps to/from U.S. Route 50 will be open, but some turning restrictions may be in place.
Whom can I contact with further questions?
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636). Please reference Truman Boulevard/Route D Bridge Rehabilitations on your inquiries.
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