Counties Impacted
Route Impacted
Work Type
Bridge Replacement
Highway Feature
Blue Ridge Boulevard

Project Details

This project will replace the Blue Ridge Blvd. bridge over I-70 as well as make interchange improvements to the ramps and approaches. 

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023 with an anticipated completion by the end of the same year. Blue Ridge Blvd. will be closed at I-70 during the bridge replacement and at times there will be minor traffic impacts to I-70.

The estimated cost of this project is between $5 and $6 million. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

Construction Timeline

Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 8. Beginning at approximately 6 a.m., crews will CLOSE the ramp from U.S. 40 to eastbound I-70, and the ramp from Blue Ridge Blvd. to eastbound I-70 until approximately mid-November 2023.

Additionally, there will be intermittent lane closures along eastbound I-70. These lane closures are for traffic shifting, pavement marking, and barrier work. There will be three lanes of traffic along eastbound I-70 through construction with the exception of the intermittent lane closures. Motorists should anticipate various lane closures, ramp closures, and bridge work through approximately the end of 2023.

Blue Ridge Blvd. Celebrated as part of Statewide Focus on Bridges Program - Dec. 22, 2023


Governor Mike Parson celebrates the completion of the Focus on Bridges Program at Blue Ridge Blvd. Bridge over I-70. A celebration and ribbon-cutting was held on the newly completed bridge on Dec. 19, 2023. 

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Focus on Bridges Program Celebration at Blue Ridge Blvd. Bridge over I-70

Project Location

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Blue Ridge Blvd. Bridge over I-70

Blue Ridge Blvd. over I-70

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CLOSED: Online Public Meeting

This meeting closed on Friday, November 12, 2021. 

Those interested were able to review the information on this webpage, ask questions, and leave comments about the project using a provided webform located at the bottom of this webpage.  An informational video and plans of the preferred concepts and possible alternatives are also available below. 

During the conceptual stages of the project, MoDOT reviewed five design options for consideration. Each of these alternatives can be reviewed on this webpage. The preferred concept was Option 2B which extends acceleration lengths for both U.S. 40 and Blue Ridge Blvd. It also uses the existing right of way to minimize impacts. Additionally, a noise study is being completed within the project limits. The new bridge will be built to accommodate the possible future widening of I-70. Each of the plans can be viewed on this webpage.

MoDOT hosted an online public meeting for this project from November 1 through November 12. The meeting is now closed.


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