One Lane of I-70 to Close for Bridge Work
FULTON - A half-mile long section of the passing lane of westbound Interstate 70 at the Big Cedar Creek Bridge will close for a little more than four days beginning Sunday, May 6 to allow for repairs to the bridge.
The stretch of highway, located at the Boone and Callaway county lines (mile marker 136.5), will close at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 and reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 11. The driving lane will remain open during that time, but motorists should be prepared for delays during peak travel times. To avoid the construction work, drivers can use the north outer road system that runs from Route DD in Callaway County to Route Z in Boone County.
Then at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, the driving lane on the same half-mile stretch of I-70 westbound will close to traffic as work on the bridge continues. The driving lane will reopen to traffic at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The repairs to the Big Cedar Creek Bridge include removing the old deck surface, repairing the existing concrete deck and then placing a new asphalt wearing surface.
"Closing the lanes will enable the contractor, APAC, Missouri, to get in and make repairs to the bridge in less than two weeks," said MoDOT's Resident Engineer Charles Sullivan. "Without the lane closures, the work would take twice as long and would mean motorists would be driving on rough surface once the bridge deck was removed."