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Route 54 Bridge Improvement Project Scheduled to Begin July 20

A project to improve nine Callaway County bridges along U.S. Route 54 begins

Route54Thursday, July 20 with the rehabilitation of the westbound Route 54 bridge over Middle River. The bridge islocated between Fulton and New Bloomfield, approximately six miles southwest of Fulton.

The preliminary work on the bridge, which will take place during the daytime hours, will reduce westbound Route 54 traffic over Middle River to one lane on Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21. Work during the two days involves removing and replacing the existing asphalt shoulders on the bridge. Both lanes of westbound Route 54 over Middle River are scheduled to be reopened all day on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23.

Bridge rehabilitation work begins again the morning of Monday, July 24. At this time, westbound Route 54 traffic will be reduced to one lane around the clock in the area of the bridge. Work on the bridge is scheduled to be completed by mid-September. (MORE)


I-70 Eastbound On-Ramp Closure at Midway Rescheduled

Resurfacing work on Interstate 70 that was set to close the I-70 eastbound on-ramp at Midway from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight and Tuesday night has been rescheduled due to weather delays last week.

The resurfacing work will now close the I-70 eastbound on-ramp from Midway from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19 and Monday, July 24. One lane will also be closed on eastbound I-70 near Midway during the work. The reason there is a gap between dates is because contractors are not allowed lane closures on Thursday and Friday due to increased traffic on I-70 as a result of the Show Me State Games. (MORE)


Route 63 katy trail bridge deck

Route 63 Katy Trail Bridge Project
Reaches Halfway Mark

Work to replace the deck on the Route 63 Katy Trail bridge is progressing on schedule, and the project is about halfway complete. Crews will pour the concrete for the bridge deck beginning at 10 p.m. on July 14.

MoDOT entered a contract agreement with Capital Paving and Construction to make sure the bridge was open to traffic before Aug. 21, the date of the total solar eclipse. Some additional work will take place after the bridge is open, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed in September. (MORE)


Helpful Link: U.S. Route 63 Katy Trail Bridge Project Webpage


Hot Weather + Moisture + Weakening Pavement = Pavement Blow-ups

pavement blow upWith temperatures rising across mid-Missouri this summer, sections of roadway may begin to buckle and crack due to the hot temperatures. The so-called “blow-ups” occur when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in. That crack weakens the pavement and the heat causes the pavement to buckle and warp. (MORE)




Lake Interchange, Route 66 Bridge Included in Highway Construction Program

Routes 54 and W intersection aerial Route 66 bridge photo

Two big central Missouri road and bridge projects – a new interchange at Routes 54 and W at the Lake of the Ozarks and a new bridge on the Interstate 44 outer road over the Gasconade River in Laclede County – are included in the five-year construction program approved yesterday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. (MORE)




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