Update: U.S. Route 71 between Iowa border and U.S. Route 136

Closing tomorrow for cargo removal

BURLINGTON JUNCTION, Mo. – U.S. Route 71 north of U.S. Route 136 to the Iowa line will close tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 9 to clear cargo from the shoulder of the roadway. The road was closed Monday morning, Oct.7 due to a stalled truck. A towing company was able to clear the truck, however the cargo it was hauling remains on the side of the road and will require a crane to be brought in to move it.

The closure will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to last approximately one hour. During the closure, motorists will be detoured across U.S. Route 136 at Burlington Junction to U.S. Route 59.

For more information, visit www.modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. The Traveler Information Map has links to surrounding states’ DOTs, including Kansas. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict.


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