TRAFFIC ALERT: Lawrence Co. Rt. H CLOSED Underneath I-44 in Mt. Vernon at Night June 16

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

Traffic Impacts:

  • 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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