Route 96-to-Eastbound-I-44 Ramp CLOSED (MM 58) Beginning Week of April 13 at Halltown

Lawrence County – The Missouri Route 96-to-eastbound-I-44 ramp (Mile Marker 58) at Halltown will CLOSE beginning the week of April 13 and lasting until fall 2020, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The closure will allow contractor crews to build an arch under I-44 replacing the eastbound and westbound bridges over Route 96.

Traffic Impacts

  • Route 96-to-eastbound-I-44 ramp CLOSED to traffic (Mile Marker 58)
  • Traffic will be detoured to Missouri Route 39 to reach eastbound I-44
  • Missouri Route 266 through Halltown is NOT an option for big trucks due to bridge with load limit of 25 tons
  • Drivers will have access to all driveways and entrances along Route 96 but will not be able to access the ramp to eastbound I-44
  • Ramp will be CLOSED to traffic until the arch is completed in fall 2020
  • Drivers are urged to find alternate routes to avoid the work zone
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone 

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the schedule.

The work is part of the I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild project to replace a total of 13 bridges and rehabilitate six more on I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown. The $36 million project is scheduled to be completed by December 15, 2021, but the contractor has set a goal to have all major bridge work completed by the end of 2020.

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