Where: Lawrence County Route H underneath I-44 (Mile Marker 44.3) in Mount Vernon
When: 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Tuesday, June 16. Route H open during daytime hours.
What: Contractor crews placing girders for the new westbound I-44 bridge over Route H
- Route H CLOSED at night to all traffic. Roadway OPEN during daytime hours.
- Westbound Route H/I-44 on- and off ramps CLOSED. Both eastbound ramps will remain open.
- No detour route is planned
- Drivers can get to entrances and roadways on either side of the closing, but will not be able to travel on Route H underneath I-44
Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.
Project Details: This work is part of the larger I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild that will improve 19 bridges along an approximately 30-mile stretch of I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown. Thirteen (13) bridges will be replaced and six (6) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work as part the project.
Completion date for the $36 million project is December 15, 2021. However, the contractor has set a goal to have all major bridge work completed by the end of 2020.
Anyone interested in the project, or who would like to receive regular e-updates during construction, can visit the project website – I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild.
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