TRAFFIC ALERT: I-44 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction in Lawrence Co. June 21-25

Lawrence County – Drivers can expect traffic reduced to one lane and delays on I-44 for pavement repair work at mile marker 47.4 near Mt. Vernon and mile marker 58.0 near Halltown June 21-24, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will be making repairs to smooth the ride over Lawrence County Road 1147 and over Missouri Route 96.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Eastbound and westbound I-44 lane closures where crews are working
  • Expect delays during high traffic volume times
  • Contractor will start work at mile marker 47.4 beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, June 21 and work ‘round the clock
  • When that work is complete, contractor will move to mile marker 58.0 and work during nighttime hours
  • All work will be complete by 6 a.m., Friday, June 25
  • Only one lane open in each direction where crews are working
  • Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through the work zone
  • Drivers are urged to consider alternate routes 

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule.


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