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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approves bridge improvements on I-70 in Boone and Callaway County

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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has approved several projects along Interstate 70 in Boone and Callaway County.

One project approved by MHTC is the replacement of the Interstate 70 Outer Road bridge over Little Cedar Creek in Boone County.

The current bridge, located between Boone County Route Z and North Purdy Lane, was built in 1961. The bridge will be replaced causing as a result, the road over the creek will be one foot wider with two-foot shoulders, improving safety for travelers.

Work will begin this summer with an unknown start date causing the road to be closed for up to three months.

Another project approved by the MHTC is the rehabilitation of the Interstate 70 bridges over Perche Creek in Boone County.

The rehabilitation of the bridges will cause Interstate 70 to have various lane closures and a temporary barrier wall will be in place with only one bridge under construction at a time.

This project is scheduled to begin in the spring and is expected to be complete by December.

The last rehabilitation project is westbound Interstate 70 bridge over Auxvasse Creek, located east of Kingdom City.

Crews will replace the guardrail and expansion joint, rehabilitating the bearings, and repairing the structural steel girder end.

Officials say that during construction, the Auxvasse Creek bridge will have continuous day and night single lane closures.

This project is scheduled to begin this summer and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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