Westbound Interstate 44 Utility Repair Work Rescheduled to Begin This Week

LACLEDE COUNTY – Due to winter weather conditions, a contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will now begin repairing a fiber optic line along Interstate 44, west of Waynesville, this week.

Crews will begin the utility repairs about a mile west of Route 133 on Wednesday, February 24 and are expected to complete the work by Friday, March 5.

One westbound lane of I-44 will be closed to traffic during daytime hours while work takes place. Signs will be in place to warn motorists in advance of the lane closure. Travelers will need to plan extra travel time, watch for crews and use caution in the work zone.

This fiber optic line repair work will complete a drainage and safety upgrade project along I-44 in Laclede County that began in March 2020.

The work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.

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