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Missouri Department of Transportation continues work on Rocheport bridge project


Missouri Department of Transportation crews continue to work on the Interstate 70 Rocheport bridge connecting Boone and Cooper counties.

The bridge was built in 1960.

MoDOT expects the renovations to reduce crashes by 50% and extend the bridge's lifespan by 100 years.

The new bridge will be 3,120 feet long and will be a multi-span structure of five weathering steel plate girders spans over the Missouri River and 10 pre-stressed concrete girder approach spans over the Overton Bottoms.
MoDOT video of what the completed bridge will look like.

MoDOT crews have begun work on the median. Once this portion is complete the team will lay down asphalt.

The westbound bridge is expected to be completed by spring 2023. The eastbound lanes are scheduled to be completed and open to travelers by Dec. 31, 2024.

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Kennedy Miller


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