MoDOT construction and maintenance work likely to impact professional drivers next week.
Aug 9-15, 2019
Interstate 29 overnight closure at Tiffany Springs this weekend
All lanes of I-29 will close from 5 am Saturday, Aug 10 until 5 am on Sun., Aug. 11 at NW Old Tiffany Springs Rd., for bridge demolition work 
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, including; I-435 from the Kansas side and I-29 and Route 152 on the Missouri side.

All Missouri River crossings north of US 36 in St. Joseph remain closed due to flood.

MoDOT Traveler Information Map
All lanes of I-29 CLOSE at MM 9 From 5 am Sat. until 5 am Sun. for bridge demolition
Interstate 29 Work Zones
MM 9 - North Kansas City- Tiffany Springs - Bridge Demolition
Crews will close all lanes of north and southbound I-29 at NW Old Tiffany Springs Rd., from 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 until 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 for bridge demolition work

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, including; I-435 from the Kansas side and I-29 and Route 152 on the Missouri side.

Interstate 35 Work Zones
MM 77-78 Pattonsburg - Bridge Reconstruction
Full closure of Exit 78 overpass for bridge reconstruction.
I-35 traffic may be routed up/down the ramps through the project's completion in September 2019.

Exit 16 - Kansas City Int'l Airport - Mo. 152 Bridge Rebuild
I-35 traffic will have same-side access to Mo. 152 only, until a wider overpass bridge above I-35 is rebuilt.Expect occasional lane closures in the area.
The entire project will be complete in 2020.
Interstate 44 Work Zones

MM 283-289 -  St. Louis, Mo . - Lane Shifts and lane closures for bridge improvements.
Expect slower speeds and challenging conditions.
Consider I-64 as an alternate route.

MM 274-277  -  Fenton - West of I-44/I-270 junction -
One lane east and westbound closed through 2021 as Meramec River Bridge and surrounding area are rehabilitated.

Exit 189 - Rolla - All Ramps CLOSE Aug 16 - 26
All exit ramps at Route V will close as the existing asphalt is removed and replaced with full-depth concrete. Following the pour, the concrete must cure and come to strength before the ramps can reopen.
THIS CLOSURE BLOCKS ACCESS TO THE LOVE'S TRAVEL PLAZA and its truck parking area. Please begin considering alternate rest locations now.
There will be little to no impact to I-44 traffic.

MM 42-45 - Mount Vernon - Eastbound bridge replacement
Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction, moving in a head-to-head pattern in the westbound lanes until mid-fall. Expect a 60 mph speed limit and possible delays during heavy traffic periods.
During major backups, traffic might be diverted onto a detour.
Those traveling via an OSOW permit must not deviate from the prescribed route. Either contact MoDOT for a new route or pull off the interstate to wait out the backup. Project website.

MM 7-4 -  Joplin  - Westbound bridge rehabilitation
One lane open as bridge surface is rehabilitated, through mid-September.

Pavement work  - Much pavement work is done at night. Be prepared for workers close to active lanes, bright lights and reduced speeds.
MM 224-230 - Sullivan
MM 145 - 156 -  Hazelgreen - westbound lanes
MM 9 - 18 - East of Joplin
Interstate 49 Work Zones
MM 146-158 - Archie/Harrisonville - Pavement work
Crews will remove and replace surface pavement on southbound lane. Daily except Sunday. Expect a single lane and slow traffic through November.
Interstate 55 Work Zones
MM 99 - 101- Jackson - Bridge Maintenance
One lane closed in northbound lanes from Aug. 9-13.

MM 86 - 89 - Kelso/Scott City - Ramp/connection work
Crews will construct new interchange, ramps and connections to US 61 and Rte PP (Future I-55 Exit # 88) Expect intermittent 24 hour, lane closures, one lane open to traffic at all times NB and SB through December.

Exit 67 - MIner - Interchange repairs (I-55/Route 62)
On Aug. 13 & 14 (Tues. and Weds.),I-55 South reduced to one, 10-foot lane. The ramp from I-55 South to Route 62 will also close.
Interstate 64 Work Zones
Mississippi River at Illinois Border - Bridge Hydro Demo
The Illinois Department of Transportation will be conducting concrete pavement work on the Illinois side of I-64 EB over the Mississippi River through July 28. Expect delays.
Interstate 70 Work Zones
MM 233 - St. Louis (West) - Nighttime Bridge Painting
Two lanes closed in each direction near the I-70/I-270 interchange

MM 168 - Mineola Hill - Westbound Bridge Reconstruction
Expected completion in August 2020.

Two lanes, narrowed to 10' 9" with narrow shoulders, should be open most of the time. Speed limit of 60 mph.
For most of the project, two lanes will be available.

When possible, truck drivers, please use the right lane to climb the hill out of the valley and leave the left lane open for passenger vehicles. This will help keep traffic flowing and prevent delays all the way back to the entry of the work zone.

MM 38 - 53 - Odessa - Pavement resurfacing
Single lane closure between 3 am and 2 pm Mondays through Saturdays

MM 3 - 10 - Kansas City - I-435/I-70 Interchange reconstruction
Expect slight delay. Replacement or rehab of several bridges, pavement upgrade and addition of a lane.

See below for important Chief's game day information.

Work continues through Spring 2020. Project website

Pavement work  - Much pavement work is done at night. Be prepared for workers close to active lanes, bright lights and reduced speeds.

MM 38-53 Odessa/Concordia (daytime) through November
Interstate 229 Work Zones
MM 4 - St. Joseph - Ramp Closures at I-229 and US 36
Bridge joint repairs continue in an area that includes I-29, US 36 and Mo. Route 759.

Current ramp closures include:
  • US 36 West to I-229 South
  • I-229 North to US 36 East and West
  • 8th/9th St. ramp to US 36 West
These three ramps are expected to reopen by August 27

New ramp closures:
  • I-229 South to US 36 East - Aug 9 - 29
Interstate 255 Work Zones
MM 1 - St. Louis - Jefferson Barracks Bridge
Bridge expansion joint replacement requires closure of two eastbound lanes between 5 am and 2 pm each day. This leaves one lane available.

The eastbound lanes could completely close overnight from 8 pm to 8 am on both Fri., Aug 16 and Sat., Aug 17. If this is necessary, no traffic will be allowed east of Koch Rd. (Exit 3).

Eastbound traffic is advised to choose another river crossing for daytime travel. Use the downtown bridges on I-70 or I-64 or the I-270 bridge in north metro STL.
Interstate 435 Work Zones
MM 70-76 - Kansas City - I-435 South Loop Link
Replacement or rehab of several bridges, pavement upgrades and addition of a lane. Expect lane closures and delays.
Work continues through Spring 2020. Project website

MM 63 - I-435 and I-70 Interchange - Kansas City - Bridge reconstruction and removal of I-70 left-hand exits.
This works involves various lane and ramp closures and will have impacts to traffic. Plan ahead or consider an alternate route.  Through December 2020. Project website

MM 55-57 - Kansas City - I-435 at Missouri River
Bridge deck replacement, structure repair and reinforcement.. Expect single lane closures and slower traffic through 2021.
Chief's game days likely to see delays at
I-70/I-435 construction area in Kansas City

During the construction of the new I-435 and I-70 interchange, drivers will generally experience only slight delays. Exceptions are expected on Kansas City Chief home game days.

In addition to normal traffic, game days add vehicles carrying as many as 76,000 fans who begin arriving up to four hours before kickoff and tend to leave at the same time.

On the following days (times subject to change), MoDOT advises drivers to choose from one of many other alternate routes in the Kansas City metro area that connect with both I-70 and I-435.

Saturday, Aug. 10 - 7 pm start
Saturday, Aug. 24 - 7 pm start
Sunday, Sept. 22 - 12 noon start
Sunday, Oct. 6 - 7 pm start
Sunday, Oct. 13 - 12 noon start
Sunday, Oct 27 - 7 pm start
Sunday, Nov. 3 - 12 noon start
Sunday, Dec. 1 - 12 noon start
Sunday, Dec 15 - 12 noon start
Sunday, Dec. 29 - 12 noon start
Post-season games TBA - Go Chiefs!
Mo 34/74 - Emerson Bridge - Cape Girardeau
Bridge expansion joint repair. Bill Emerson Bridge

One lane traffic in each direction, moving in a head-to-head arrangement in the westbound lanes. Expect reduced speeds.
Repairs expected to last through October.
US 24 - Salisbury - Chariton County
Head-to-head traffic - East of Salisbury
During the reconstruction of two bridges over the Little Fork of the East Chariton River, one lane will be open in each direction. The project is expected to be completed in Feb. 2020.
US 60 - Monett - Barry County
A large bridge deck replacement in Monett is expected to increase congestion and might cause delays.

STARTING AUG. 5 - US 60 is reduced to one lane in each direction and all traffic uses the eastbound lanes in a head-to-head arrangement through Thanksgiving, weather and other factors permitting. Expect lowered speed limits and some delay.

Through traffic is encouraged to use alternate routes such as Interstates 44 and 49.
US 61 - Near Troy & in Cape Girardeau
Twin bridge replacements near Troy, Mo.. - Traffic will share one of the bridges as both the north and south structures over the Cuivre River are replaced. Expect head-to-head traffic and slow speeds in the work zone. Completion expected December 2020.

Paving operations near Cape Girardeau between Mo. Rte 72 and I-55 in both directions. Work occurs at night. Be prepared for bright lights.
US 63 - Several locations
Between Jefferson City and Columbia

Seven bridges to be improved later this season - One lane open in each direction at all times. Plan for delays, especially on Friday afternoons and Saturdays.

Bonne Femme Bridge - S ingle lane closure through mid-August. Expect delays at peak traffic times.

Gans Creek and Turkey Creek Bridges - northbound traffic will be limited to one lane on each bridge beginning Sept. 4.
Between Battlefield Rd and US 60 now closed for pavement rebuild
US 65 - Springfield to Ozark
FINAL PHASE of US 65 rebuild in Springfield begins

  • Project is two days ahead of schedule. One lane is now open between Sunshine and Battlefield for those making delivery/pickup in the very near area. Others advised to continue to use alternate routes.
  • Aug 8 - 20 - All Southbound lanes of US 65 CLOSE between Battlefield and US 60. Only one lane of 65 open between Sunshine and Battlefield.
  • August 20 - Sept. 6 - ALL LANES OF US 65 OPEN during Labor Day travel period.
  • Sept 6 - 14 - All Northbound lanes of US 65 CLOSE between US 60 and Battlefield.
  • Sept. 14 - 20 - All Northbound lanes of US 65 CLOSE between Battlefield and Sunshine. One lane open between US 60 and Battlefield.
  • Sept. 20 - Nov. 1 - Nighttime single lane closures for shoulder, guardrail and striping work.

Alternates: Between Aug. 4-22 and Sept 6-20 MoDOT recommends that through traffic choose one of the following routes

Travelers approaching via Interstate 44
Take Exit 69 (Mo 360) East to US 60 East to US 65 South
Take Exit 88 (Mo 125) South to US 60 West to US 65 South

Travelers already using US 65
Southbound: exit at I-44 and choose one of the above routes.
Northbound : exit at US 60 and use US 60 to connect with Mo 125 and I-44 or to connect with US 60 to Mo 360 and I-44.

Traveling the north-south routes through the City of Springfield could result in more extensive delays and stressful travel as multiple stoplights and at-grade intersections exist on those roads.

Evans Road (South of Lake Springfield) to Ozark - Widen each direction to three lanes and resurface the existing lanes through December. Expect law enforcement presence.
South of Gower to MO 116 - All lanes closed 24/7 through Sept. 20 for bridge reconstruction. Use alternate route.
MISSOURI ROUTE 141 - St. Louis
Bridge work near the I-44/Mo. Route 141 interchange requires closure of two lanes of Mo. Rte 141 near the Meramec River and BNSF railroad bridge close each weekend through mid-August.

Interstate 270 is the nearest, best alternate route.
  • August 9-11: Two northbound lanes of Route 141 close at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 9. All lanes reopen by 10 a.m. Sun., Aug. 11.
  • August 16-19: Two southbound lanes of Route 141 close at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 16. All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Mon., Aug. 19.

Drivers will be able to access I-44 from Route 141 in both directions.
Thank you for taking the time to learn where MoDOT crews and contractors are at work.

We appreciate the care you take to keep other travelers, yourself and our coworkers safe.

At the end of the day, we all have the same goal:Let's get where we're going, safely.
MoDOT Motor Carrier Services - 1-866-831-6722 -