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Gans Creek Outer Road Bridge Open in Columbia

Work to replace the Gans Creek bridge on the Route 63 Outer Road in Columbia has been completed about a week ahead of schedule, and the new bridge is now open to traffic.

The outer road between Discovery Parkway and South Brock Rogers Road is also open to traffic, as well as the Route 63 Outer Road access point from Route 63 just north of Bonne Femme Church Road.

The new Gans Creek bridge is eight feet wider and has concrete barrier curbs and guardrails. It replaces the old structure that was originally built in 1925.

Westbound I-70 to be Reduced to One Lane Near
St. Charles Road/Lake of the Woods
Near Columbia


Westbound Interstate 70 at the St. Charles Road/Lake of the Woods interchange near Columbia will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 until 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 as part of an ongoing pavement improvement project.

The St. Charles Road/Lake of the Woods overpass will be open during the work. The westbound I-70 on ramp will be closed, while the westbound off ramp will remain open. All eastbound ramps to and from I-70 at the interchange will be open to traffic. (MORE)

SnowPlowCDMoDOT Hiring Seasonal Workers for Winter Operations


Even though Missouri is still in the dog days of summer, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places ready to treat and plow Missouri's 34,000 miles of state roads when winter weather hits. 

Each year the department recruits seasonal workers and emergency snowplow operators to help the department's 2,400 maintenance employees when a major storm hits the region or state. MoDOT’s Central District has about 30 open positions for seasonal workers and 54 for emergency snowplow operators. (MORE)


MRB traffic switchMissouri River Bridge Opening Delayed

Unforeseen structural repairs uncovered during the painting process will delay the opening of the westbound Route 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri Department of Transportation officials announced.

The bridge painting project was expected to be finished by the end of August. A re-opening date has not been set. (MORE)

Travelers are reminded that just one bridge is carrying both directions of Route 54/63 traffic over the Missouri River in Jefferson City. The westbound bridge closed on May 1 for repainting and general maintenance, and traffic is diverted to the eastbound bridge.

In addition to the bridge closure, the following access ramps are closed:

  • All access ramps from Route 54/63 to and from West Main Street;
  • The eastbound on-ramp from McCarty St. to Route 54/63; and
  • The westbound on-ramp from Route W to Route 54/63.

Tools Available to Help Bridge Commuters

MoDOT offers a a variety of tools to help bridge commuters stay informed. (MORE)

Helpful Link:
Westbound Missouri River Bridge Maintenance Webpage

Lafayette Street Interchange Project UpdateLILogo 

Scheduled Work During the Week of Aug. 22 (please note that all activities and schedules are weather permitting):  Contractors will work on retaining walls, and pour curb, gutter, concrete islands and sidewalk on Lafayette St. They will also install curb/gutters and lay asphalt on Jackson St. The contractors will also continue installing traffic signals on Lafayette St. and will install sidewalks and ADA ramps along Jackson St.


Upcoming Traffic Impacts:

  • There will be periodic lane closures of eastbound and westbound U.S. Route 50/63 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 21 thru Saturday, August 27 from Monroe St. to Chestnut St.

Helpful Links :
Lafayette Interchange Website

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