Slide Closes Route 14 near Ava, Mo.

MoDOT Works to Expedite Repairs

SIKESTON-Route 14 is currently closed 8 miles west of Ava, Missouri, due to a slide. The slide was caused by the recent heavy rain.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working to expedite plans for repairs. MoDOT crews are surveying the area this week, and the project is expected to be awarded to a contractor in early June. Once the project is awarded, repair work will be underway for 1 to 2 months, weather permitting.

The roadway will remain closed to traffic during construction. A signed detour will be available from Route 5 to Route 76 to Route T to Route O.

Additional details regarding the schedule will be released prior to the start of construction. For more information, please contact Area Engineer Elquin Auala at (417) 469-6286 or MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636).

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Districts Involved
Southeast