The majority of construction work on state routes in Missouri will stop at noon Friday, Aug. 31 for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
JEFFERSON CITY - The majority of construction work on state routes in Missouri will stop at noon Friday, Aug. 31 for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Construction work across Missouri will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. However, there are many locations across the state where work zones have permanent lane closures and barriers will remain in place. Many of these work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays especially during the peak travel times including Friday evening and Monday afternoon.
Across Missouri drivers should be aware of construction areas. For example:
I-64, St. Louis City, one lane closed westbound across the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois.
I-44, St. Louis City, two lanes closed westbound from Arsenal to Shrewsbury; one lane closed westbound between Jefferson and Grand; two lanes closed westbound between Grand and Kingshighway; one lane closed westbound between Kingshighway and Arsenal; and one lane closed eastbound from Shrewsbury to Jefferson.
Major bridge work on I-470 at the I-70 interchange in Independence. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction; speeds are reduced.
Ongoing Diverging Diamond Interchange construction at I-435 and Route 210 in Kansas City There are reduced lane widths and speeds are reduced.
I-49 bridge rehabilitation project are over the railroad tracks just north of Carthage. The southbound bridge is closed; one lane in each direction and shifted to the northbound side of I-49.
Motorists should pay attention to all signs and follow the posted speed limits. Always wear safety belts and be alert for slowed traffic, narrowed lanes or a reduced number of lanes. Please do not drive distracted. Remember: “Buckle Up, Phone Down.”
During the 2017 Labor Day holiday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 11 people died and 265 were injured in 941 traffic crashes.
To find our information on all work zones and traffic conditions, please check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org. The map is available as a free app for iPhone and Android phones. Motorists can also call MoDOT’s 24/7 customer service toll free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).