COOPER COUNTY – Contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will begin the rehabilitation of the Interstate 70 bridges over Chouteau Creek, located west of Boonville.
The 20-year-old bridges have reached the point where rehabilitation is necessary to extend the life and usability of the bridges. This project, in combination with continued routine maintenance, will add an estimated 50 years of use for travelers.
Initial work will begin on Monday, April 18. Occasional lane closures in each direction are possible during the week. Starting the week of April 25, crews will close one lane in each direction of I-70. Those closures will remain in place through the completion of the project.
MoDOT says delays are possible. Drivers are advised to use caution in the area, obey all road signs and avoid distractions.
The project is expected to be completed in late May. Work is weather permitting and could be delayed.
MoDOT thanks travelers for their patience while work takes place.
For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit modot.org/ChouteauCreekBridgeRehabs. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for project updates.