Interstate 229 ramps to close next week

St. Joseph, Mo. – Multiple ramp closures at the northern interchange of Interstate 229 and Interstate 29 will take place next week as part of a resurfacing project on I-229. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $5,599,536.83 resurfacing project to Herzog Contracting Corp., of St. Joseph. The project extends from the U.S. Route 71 intersection in Andrew County to Route 371 (22nd Street) in Buchanan County and is expected to continue through September.

As the project progresses, there will be multiple crews working at the same time. Below are several project updates:

  • Monday, June 14 - guardrail crews will complete guardrail installation on southbound I-229 between U.S. Route 36 and 6th They will also begin guardrail work on the northbound lanes within the project limits.
  • Ramp CLOSURES:
  • Northbound I-229 to southbound I-29 (Exit 14A): Tuesday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 22, around-the-clock closure
  • Southbound U.S. Route 71 to southbound I-229: June 16 – 17, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
  • Northbound I-29 ramp to southbound I-229 (Exit 56B): June 16 – 17, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
  • Southbound I-29 to southbound I-229 (Exit 56B): June 18 – 19, 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily

Motorists will need to use an alternate route during the ramp closures.

One lane in each direction of I-229 will remain open during the work and a 10-foot width restriction will be in place for the duration of the project. Crews will work during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday.

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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