Closure extended for eastbound U.S. Route 36 ramp to Route 759

Additional ramp closures along U.S. Route 36 planned

St. Joseph, Mo. – Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation had originally planned to reopen the ramp from eastbound U.S. Route 36 to Route 759 today, July 30. Weather delays require the ramp to remain closed through the weekend. It could reopen as early as the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 2, however, the ramp could remain closed into Tuesday, Aug. 3. Motorists will need to continue to use alternate routes until the ramp reopens.

Another closure to complete safety improvements at the ramp, including guardrail, is planned in mid-August. Notice will be provided prior to that closure.

In addition, the contractor has planned three additional ramp closures for Monday, Aug. 2, during daylight hours:

  • Westbound U.S. Route 36 to northbound Interstate 229
  • Westbound U.S. Route 36 to Route 759
  • Southbound I-29 to westbound U.S. Route 36

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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