Counties Impacted
Callaway
Route Impacted
63
94
H
W
Work Type
Bridge Rehabilitation
Highway Feature
U.S. Route 54
In Progress

Rehabilitation work on several bridges over U.S. Route 54 is necessary to extend their lifespan and improve drivability and safety. Callaway County Route W, U.S. Route 63/Missouri Route 94, and Callaway County Route H/Business U.S. 54 bridges over U.S. Route 54 are in need of repairs.

U.S. Route 63/Route 94 - IN PROGRESS

Built in 1975, the twin overpass bridges need deck repairs, concrete overlay, and application of protective coating. The guardrails on the Route 94 bridge will also be replaced.

The contractor will have up to 65 days on each of the twin bridges to complete the work. While the bridges will remain open through construction, for the safety of motorists and workers, some traffic will be rerouted around the work. 

Route W (Airport Road) - COMPLETE

The 35-year-old Route W (Airport Road) bridge over U.S. Route 54 was closed for 15 days to replace the expansion joints, repair the abutments, apply a protective coating, and install new guardrail. 

A signed detour was be in place during the closure.

Route H (Business U.S. 54) - IN PROGRESS

The Route H (Business U.S. 54) bridge, built in 1978, needs deck repairs, concrete overlay, and application of protective coating. The bridge is open to one lane and traffic signals are in place to guide motorists.  

Once the rehabilitation work is completed, construction crews will begin the installation of offset left turn lanes at the intersection of U.S. Route 54 and Old Jefferson Road/County Road 306.

PROJECT PROGRESS

Complete
Planning and Design Phase

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor designed improvements to extend the life of the bridges, including repairing the bridge decks, placing a latex concrete mix overlay, and applying a protective coating where necessary.  

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Complete
Project Letting, Award, and Notice to Proceed

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a $24,463,380.36 contract to Magruder Paving, LLC to complete this project and three others (U.S. Route 54 eastbound expansionU.S. Route 54 pavement resurfacing in Callaway County, and intersection improvements at U.S. Route 54 and Old Jefferson City Road).  

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Complete
Route W (Airport Road)
Closed April 8 - 23, 2024

The overpass bridge closed on April 8 to replace the expansion joints, repair the abutments, apply a protective coating, and install new guardrail. The contractor was able to repair the lower parts of the bridge while keeping it open to traffic, which significantly shortened the potential 60-day closure to just 15 days. The bridge reopened to all traffic on April 23, 2024. 

All ramps were open and a signed detour directed motorists around the closure. 

  SIGNED DETOUR 

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In Progress
U.S. Route 63/Route 94
Around-the-clock lane closures begin July 15

Work on the two bridges includes deck repairs, concrete overlay, and application of protective coating. The guardrails on the Route 94 bridge will also be replaced. On March 4, 2024, substructure work began underneath both bridges on the shoulder of U.S. Route 54. 

Work on the decks will involve around-the-clock lane closures and is set to begin July 15. While the bridges will remain open through construction, for the safety of motorists and workers, some traffic will be rerouted around the work. The ramps from U.S. Route 54 to U.S. Route 63, and from U.S. Route 63 to U.S. Route 54 will remain open. However, there will be no access to the following: 

  • Westbound Route 94 will not be able to cross the bridge to northbound U.S. Route 63. 

    • Detour route: Eastbound U.S. Route 54 to Summit Drive, then westbound U.S. Route 54 to northbound U.S. Route 63. 

    • Temporary signals have been installed at Summit Drive to guide traffic. 

  • The ramp from westbound U.S. Route 54 to Route 94 will be closed. 

    • Detour route: Route W to eastbound U.S. Route 54 to Route 94.  

  • The ramp from Route 94 to westbound U.S. Route 54/southbound U.S. Route 63 will be closed. 

    • Detour route: Eastbound U.S. Route 54 to Summit Drive, then westbound U.S. Route 54. 

All other ramps are expected to remain open.

  RAMP/ACCESS RESTRICTIONS |    SIGNED DETOUR 

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In Progress
Route H (Business U.S. 54)
Around-the-clock lane closure began April 8, 2024

The Route H (Business U.S. 54) bridge, built in 1978, needs deck repairs, concrete overlay, and application of protective coating.

Rehabilitation work began April 8, 2024. The bridge is open to one lane and temporary traffic signals are in place to guide motorists through the work zone. Motorists should expect delays during peak traffic hours. This work is expected to continue through July 7, 2024. 

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Project Completion

All rehabilitation work on the bridges is expected to be completed by Dec. 1, 2024.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is MoDOT rehabilitating the bridges?

The planned work will extend the lifespan of the bridges and improve their drivability for motorists.

The contractor, working with MoDOT, will either fully or partially close each bridge for the duration of construction. Signed detours will be in place for each bridge while rehabilitation work is ongoing.

You may email cdcr@modot.mo.gov or call us at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636). Please reference U.S. Route 63/Route 94, Route W, Route H over U.S. Route 54 Bridge Rehabilitations on your inquiries.

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Image of the various projects along U.S. Route 54 in North Jefferson City.

PROJECT COORDINATION

This project is associated with the installation of offset left turn lanes at the intersection of U.S. Route 54 and Old Jefferson Road/County Road 306.

Other improvements to U.S. Route 54 in the vicinity include washing the bridges over the Missouri River, widening the eastbound traveled way, pavement improvements, and rehabilitation of the bridge over U.S. Route 50.

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