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Press Release from the Missouri Department of Transportation
To help ease your summer travel planning, the
Missouri Department of Transportation offers a list of high-impact work
Although MoDOT’s construction budget is about half of what it was
two years ago, drivers will encounter significant work zones as MoDOT and
its contractors work to best preserve the state?s transportation system
with the funding that is available.
“You’ll notice orange signs and messages on roadside boards that
provide directions to help you move safely through work zones,” said MoDOT
State Construction and Maintenance Engineer Dave Ahlvers.
In addition to the construction areas on the list, drivers should be
aware of smaller, moving operations such as mowing, minor repairs and
“When you see MoDOT vehicles using flashing yellow lights, we ask you
to move over or slow down,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Beth
Wright. “We appreciate all you can do to help our coworkers make it home
safely each day.”
Work zone location information is available up to a week in advance
on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org or on the free
smartphone app available in both Apple and Android app stores. Motorists
can also call toll-free 1-888-ASK MoDOT (888-275-6636) to ask questions 24
hours a day.
While most work zones will not be active during the Memorial Day
weekend, it might be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.
Business 136/Route 85
Gentry County ? Grading, drainage, paving, sidewalks with ADA improvements.
Route 85 closed with a detour on city streets. Construction ongoing through
U.S. 36 East
Buchanan and DeKalb counties ? Roadway resurfacing approximately 10 miles
from Route AC to Route 31 north. Begins May 28 and continues through
Buchanan and Clinton counties ? Resurfacing and adding shoulders and rumble
stripes from Route AC (Buchanan) to the Clay County line.
US Route 61/South Lincoln Drive in Troy
Lincoln County ? Construction of a new interchange through fall 2013. One
lane traffic during daytime hours.
KANSAS CITY DISTRICT
Jackson County ? Interstate 35, I-70, I-670 and the 12th Street Bridge over
I-70 in the Downtown area. Bridge, ramp and lane closures will affect the
I-35 corridor and access at each of the four corners of the Downtown Loop
at times through mid-December.
Clay County ? Interchange improvements near the Ford Assembly Plant in
Claycomo will close bridges, ramps and lanes at times through early
I-29/I-435 Bridges near KCI Airport
Bridge replacement work includes ramp and lane closures now through early
I-635/Route 9/US 69 Bridges
Near the City of Riverside ? Several ramps will close at various times;
none more than eight weeks. Now through early November.
Grandview Road Bridge
Jackson County ? Replacement of the Grandview Road Bridge over Bannister
Road (Route W) in south Kansas City. Grandview Road will close for several
months and Bannister Road traffic will be restricted to one lane in each
direction at times to accommodate bridge removal and replacement. Now
Route 740 (Stadium Boulevard)
Boone County ? Improvements include a new interchange at I-70 and widening
of Stadium Boulevard from just north of Interstate 70 to south of Broadway.
Includes widening of Bernadette Drive from Knipp Street to Beverly Drive.
Now through Winter 2014.
Camden and Morgan counties ? Resurfacing of 28 miles from Route 52 West in
Versailles to the Niangua Bridge in Camden County. One lane will be closed
and a pilot car and flaggers will guide motorists through the work zone.
Expect slight delays. The project is scheduled to begin in July and to be
completed in winter 2013.
ST. LOUIS DISTRICT
I-70 at the Blanchette Bridge
St. Louis and St. Charles counties ? crews continue to build a new bridge
on westbound I-70 across the Missouri River. Traffic lanes are narrowed and
shifted to three lanes in each direction. The westbound bridge will reopen
by the end of August 2013.
I-270 between Dougherty Ferry and I-44
St. Louis County ? Construction of a fifth southbound lane on I-270. The
exiting lanes are narrowed and shifted. Now through late 2013.
I-64 at Tower Grove and Jefferson
St. Louis County ? Replacing bridges and adding new ramps on I-64 between
Tower Grove and Kingshighway. Replacement of the Jefferson Avenue bridge.
Lanes are narrowed and shifted and several ramps are closed. The Jefferson
Bridge project will be complete in August. The Tower Grove project will
continue until mid-2014.
I-44/Range Line Road (Bus. Loop 49)
Newton County ? Reconstruction of interchange, includes replacing I-44
bridges over Range Line Road and converting Range Line Road to diverging
diamond interchange. Mostly nighttime lane closures on I-44 and Range Line
Road. Completion: Late December 2013.
Ste. Genevieve County ? Installation of high-tension guard cable on I-55
South between Route O and Route J/N. Expect daily left lane closures.
Additional paving of 10 feet outside and four feet inside shoulders on I-55
North between Route O to the Jefferson Co. line. Expect daily lane closures
through the summer.
Scott, New Madrid and Pemiscot counties ? Installation of high tension
guard cable from Sikeston to Arkansas. Additionally, paving of inside
shoulder is underway. Motorists should expect lane closures through the
Scott County ? Asphalt resurfacing. Expect daily lane closures through the