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A project to lengthen nine interchange ramps on I-44 between Glenstone and West Bypass begins today.  And the Missouri Department of Transportation says drivers can expect nighttime lane closings and possible ramp closings.

The traffic impacts will take place at night between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  According to MODOT, all lanes and interchange ramps are scheduled to be open during daytime hours. 

The project had a delayed start until the Route 65: THE REBUILD project was largely completed. 

Missouri State University

Next week’s total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of Missouri is generating lots of excitement, as well as unique challenges for safety officials.

“Missouri is expecting anywhere between 300,000 and 1.2 million out of state guests. MoDOT has been working with a state-wide coalition of departments to prepare for this influx of people,” says Matt Hiebert, assistant communications director with the Missouri Department of Transportation.


Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville has received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America. The $35 million project brought safety improvements to a four-mile section of Route 60 in Rogersville.

It now competes nationally for the Project of the Year. 

Zipper Merge

During the height of construction season during the summer, it can be easy to get caught up in long traffic jams along major roadways. However, MODOT is promoting a new way of merging to decrease traffic through construction zones.

“It’s just something that will help keep people safe and help keep traffic moving when we have a work zone,” says Jennifer Williams, the Communications manager at MODOT’s Southwest District.


Update 5-03-17 at 9:30 am

The Missouri Department of Transportation says repairs to flood-damaged Interstate 44 at Hazelgreen in Laclede County are complete, and the interstate is back open to traffic at that location. According to the agency, motorists can now travel I-44 across southern and mid-Missouri, but the interstate is still closed for 25 miles in St. Louis from Route 100 to Interstate 270.

Update: 5-02-17 at 2:41 pm