TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-44 CLOSED at Rt H Near Mt Vernon May 28, for Guardrail Repair

Where: Westbound I-44 CLOSED at Lawrence County Route H (Mile Marker 44) west of Mt. Vernon

When: 9-11 p.m., Thursday, May 28

What: Contractor crews repairing guardrail damaged as result of a crash on May 22

Traffic Impacts:

  • Westbound I-44 detour: Route H to I-44 south outer road west to Missouri Route 97 back to westbound I-44
  • No impact to eastbound I-44 traffic
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the closure

Details: Work is taking place in an area where I-44 is reduced to one lane in each direction as part of I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild. Westbound I-44 must be closed to complete the repairs. For more information about the project to replace or rehabilitate 13 bridges on I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown, click here.

(Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule) 


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