DEFICIENT, CONGESTED ROADWAYS COST EACH JEFFERSON CITY AREA DRIVER MORE THAN $1,300 ANNUALLY, A TOTAL OF $4.5 BILLION STATEWIDE. COSTS WILL RISE AND TRANSPORTATION WOES WILL WORSEN WITHOUT INCREASED FUNDING
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost Missouri motorists a total of $4.5 billion statewide annually – more than $1,300 per driver in the Jefferson City urban area - due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.
Increased investment in transportation improvements at the local, state and federal levels could relieve traffic congestion, improve road and bridge conditions, boost safety, and support long-term economic growth in Missouri, according to a new report released today by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization.
Route 50/63 to Close Periodically for Blasting Operations
Blasting Will Close Traffic in Both Directions
Blasting operations on Route 50/63 near Jackson Street in Jefferson City will periodically close the roadway in both directions beginning Wednesday, April 29.
Blasting will take place daily between noon and 2:30 p.m. for approximately three weeks. The roadway will close both the eastbound and westbound lanes for no more than 15 minutes at a time. The blasts themselves will only take a minute, leaving the remaining time for workers to clean debris from the highway prior to opening it back up to traffic. (MORE)
Lafayette Street Interchange Project Webpage
Culvert Pipe Replacements To Close Route 179
Beginning Monday, May 4, the first of seven culverts along Route 179 in Cooper County will be replaced. The work will close the route for three days each week for seven weeks, as one culvert will be replaced each week. This work is scheduled to be completed the week of June 17, weather permitting. (MORE)
Boone County Route UU Bridge Replacement to Start May 5 . . .
Work to replace the bridge that carries Route UU over Sugar Branch Creek west of Columbia near Midway will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5. (MORE)
Helpful Link: Route UU Bridge Detour
. . . Meanwhile Boone County Route OO Bridge Replacement Continues
Work to replace the aging bridge that carries Route OO over Hinkson Creek southeast of Hallsville continues. (MORE)
Helpful Link: Route OO Bridge Detour
I-70 Narrows to 12' for Blackwater Bridge Rehab
Project Runs April 20 - September
A high-impact project will affect Interstate 70 traffic flow this summer.
Rehabilitation of the Blackwater Bridges in Saline County near mile marker 77 began April 20. The work requires reduction to a single, 12-foot wide lane in each direction around the clock - for the duration of the project. Pavement work will also take place between the bridge site and the Cooper County line.
Expect heavy congestion in the area. On high-travel days, backups could be measured in multiple miles.
For More Information: I-70 Blackwater Bridges Website