Crews continues work on the diverging diamond project in Oak Grove at I-70 and Route F/H. Crews will CLOSE Route F from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to pour a new bridge deck. Ramps to and from I-70 will remain open but motorists will NOT be able to cross Route F at this interchange. Deal: https://www.modot.org/node/6884
7:00pm close the left lane EB I-70 @ Route F until 5:00am (bridge work/set barrier)
7:00pm close the left lane WB I-70 @ Route F until 5:00am (bridge work)
Construction activities are weather dependent and dates of activities are subject to change.
Crews will CLOSE all lanes of I-70 at Route F at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 through 5 a.m. on Monday Sept. 24 for bridge demolition. Traffic will be routed over the bridge ramps and back onto I-70, however, motorists should expect delays and plan accordingly.
In addition crews will also CLOSE northbound and southbound Route F. There will be no access to or from I-70 and F/H. Motorists can detour back to Oak Grove via Bates City-Exit 31 or Grain Valley-Exit 24.
The Missouri Department of Transportation continues work on bridge improvements in Oak Grove, and has scheduled a single lane closure in both eastbound and westbound directions for I-70 OVERNIGHT beginning at 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday morning for pavement marking. All work is weather dependent.
The Missouri Department of Transportation continues work on the bridge improvements in Oak Grove and has scheduled various OVERNIGHT lane closures on I-70 next week as part of this project.
Route F will be put in a head to head diverging diamond configuration over I-70. Note: This will cause short periods of traffic being stopped for pavement marking across through lanes.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has begun work on the diverging diamond project in Oak Grove at I-70 and Route F/H. Motorists and residents will see some traffic changes beginning Friday, April 20 as crews begin working on the bridge decks.
What is this project?
MoDOT is rehabilitating the bridge and making safety improvements to the interchange of I-70 and Route F, including changing the interchange into a diverging diamond.
Why is MoDOT proposing this project?
The age and condition of this bridge requires extensive rehabilitation so it can continue to serve motorists. But more important, this existing diamond interchange has experienced a total of 102 crashes over the past five years. Changes are required to improve safety.
Converting the traditional diamond interchange to a diverging diamond interchange will increase left-turn capacity, improve traffic operation and reduce the number of crashes on Route F. Based on previous studies, the DDI could potentially reduce the number of fatal and injury crashes significantly.
In addition to the improvments for the bridge and traffic handling, the ramps onto I-70 will be lengthened to allow improved merging onto the interstate.
Click here to learn more about the diverging diamond and why it reduces crashes and greatly increases safety.
What is the timeline for this project?
Plans are currently in the conceptual phase.