Northbound Interstate 29 to close for bridge replacement project

St. Joseph, Mo. – A section of northbound Interstate 29 will close overnight next week while crews set beams for a bridge replacement project. Contractors from Capital Paving and Construction, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will close northbound I-29, at the U.S. Route 71 and I-229 interchange, each night Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17, from 6 p.m.

During the closure, northbound traffic will be directed onto U.S. Route 71 (Exit 56A), to U.S. Route 59 until they reconnect with I-29 (Exit 65). Motorists will not be able to access northbound I-29 from the northbound I-229 or southbound U.S. Route 71 ramps.

This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in September 2021.

All work is weather-permitting and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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