Road Closures Help Construction
JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT closed the McCarty Street ramp and one lane on the Missouri River Bridge Wednesday to leave room for workers and their equipment.
Crews closed the ramp leading to U.S. 54 eastbound and U.S. 63 northbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MoDOT Engineer Charles Sullivan said the closures make it easier for crews working on the new pedestrian bicycle attachment on the Missouri River Bridge.
"We need to have a place to unload [the beams]. We can't drive them down there, there's just no access," Sullivan said.
MoDOT workers unloaded 105-foot beams for the project Wednesday, lowering them with a crane from on top of the bridge to below it. The McCarty Street ramp will remain open for now, but drivers should look out for future closings.
"We give you one to two weeks notice for sure, letting you know what will be happening so you can adjust your schedule if need be," Sullivan said.
Closures will continue until crews finish the project in April. Sullivan said the project will provide a safe route for pedestrians.
"For bicyclists, walkers, runners, it's just a more recreational area and places where they can do their recreation safe," he said.
For more information on road closures visit the link above to MoDOT's website.