Project will improve 25 bridges at various locations in Jasper, Lawrence, Greene, Webster and Dallas counties. Nine bridges will be rehabilitated and 16 bridges replaced.

Counties Impacted
Project Status
Planning Phase

Project Facts:

  • Improve 25 bridges at various locations in Jasper, Lawrence, Greene, Webster and Dallas counties
    • Rehabilitate nine (9) bridges
    • Replace 16 bridges
  • Impacts seven (7) bridges on I-44, five (5) bridges over I-44 and 13 bridges on other state routes within 15 miles of I-44
  • Bridges are experiencing deterioration and require increasing maintenance to keep them safe for travel

Construction: Spring 2022 to September 30, 2024

Estimated Total Project Cost: $43.2 million

Traffic Impacts:

  • Lane closings and traffic shifts at bridges under construction on I-44
  • At least one lane of I-44 open in each direction at all times
  • Major delays expected at times
  • When needed, I-44 traffic may be diverted to relief/detour routes
  • Travelers will encounter road closures at bridges on supplementary routes
  • Big trucks urged to find alternate routes

Project Goals:

  • Deliver a safe project within the programmed budget of $43.2 million
  • Maximize the number of locations to be addressed while providing quality structures
  • Use innovation to reduce delay and minimize impacts to the public
  • Deliver the project using a diverse workforce
  • Complete the project on or before September 30, 2024

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