TRAFFIC ALERT: Missouri Route 174/I-44 Bridge Near Mt. Vernon OPEN to Traffic

Where: Missouri Route 174 bridge over I-44 east of Mt. Vernon

When: As of 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 30

Details: This bridge closed in mid-June while contractor crews replaced the bridge’s superstructure. Crews demolished the bridge deck/driving surface and beams, leaving the piers and foundation in place to be re-used in the new structure.

This work was part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work.

More information about this project can be found on the project website – I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle


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