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MoDOT work in Cole, Cooper counties expected to cause lane closures starting Monday


The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) expects a pair of projects to cause lane closures in Mid-Missouri next week.

In Cooper County, repair work is underway to the Interstate 70 bridges over Chouteau Creek west of Boonville. MoDOT plans to close a lane of the interstate at the bridges in each direction Monday. The lane closures are expected to last for the rest of the project.

"The 20-year-old bridges have reached the point where rehabilitation is necessary to extend the life and usability of the bridges," according to the press release from MoDOT. "This project, in combination with continued routine maintenance, will add an estimated 50 years of use for travelers."

In Cole County, the department is set to begin the first phase of a project Monday that will see three bridges repaired along Highway 50 near Jefferson City.

On Monday morning, crews plan to start repairs to the eastbound Highway 50 bridge over the Osage River. MoDOT expects most of the work to happen between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews plan to close an eastbound lane of the bridge throughout the duration of the project.

Workers will also make repairs to the westbound lane of the bridge over the Osage River and the eastbound Highway 50 bridge over the Moreau River.

All of the projects are scheduled to wrap up by late May, however, the work is weather permitting.

MoDOT asks drivers in work zones to use caution and to watch out for crews.

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