TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Open to Normal Traffic Pattern west of Mt Vernon

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Lawrence County – Contractor crews returned I-44 WEST of Mt. Vernon (between Mile Markers 43-44) to its normal traffic pattern – two lanes in each direction, TODAY, Friday, October 23, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.

Project Background:

  • I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild will replace or rehabilitate a total of 19 bridges on I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown
  • Some existing bridges are original to the construction of I-44 in the 1960s and are deteriorating and need replacement or rehabilitation
  • Project website/sign up for project updates I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild.
  • Total project cost: $36 million
  • Overall completion date: Dec. 15, 2021


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