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First of several projects on Highway 54 in Jefferson City to begin next month

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The first of several projects to improve safety and extend the life expectancy of roads and bridges along Highway 54 in Jefferson City is set to take place at the beginning of March.

Three projects in total will occur in March, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Transportation:

Bridge rehabilitation on U.S. Route 63/Missouri Route 94 and Route W, both over U.S. Route 54 

  • Starts March 4. 
  • Crews will begin with work under the bridges with minimal traffic impacts expected. 
  • Later phases will require bridge closures and detours. 

Missouri River Bridge washing 

  • Starts March 7. 
  • Most work will occur during overnight hours, with all lanes open during peak travel times. 

Widening eastbound U.S. Route 54 from U.S. Route 63 to the Missouri River Bridge 

  • Starts March 11. 
  • First phase of adding an additional lane of travel will begin with work to the right shoulder. 

All lanes will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., though width restrictions will be in place, the release states. Any necessary lane closures will take place during overnight hours, the release states. The release states two more projects will take place later in the year.

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