JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Drivers along the Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City could see traffic delays starting Tuesday night.
Missouri's Department of Transportation will be making improvements as part of a rehabilitation project to both directions of Highways 54 and 63 along the bridge. These improvements include repairs to the deck, expansion joints and piers, and overlay work.
The improvements will require nightly lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Tuesday will mark the next phase of the improvements, to repair the deck of the eastbound Highway 54 and Highway 63 bridge.
During bridge deck repairs and overlay work, the Main Street and McCarty Street ramps to eastbound Highway 54 will be closed to traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
According to MoDOT, the eastbound Highway 54 and northbound Highway 63 bridge was built in 1991. The westbound Highway 54 and southbound Highway 63 bridge was built in 1955.
The department says each bridge has around 26,000 vehicles travel on them every day.
The bridge's pedestrian pathway will be accessible to the public during non-construction hours.
The entire cost of the bridge improvement project is $4,125,000. The project is being completed by KCI Construction.
Signs will be in place for construction according to the department. MoDOT says drivers should give workers plenty of space and slow down on the roads.
The improvement project is expected to be completed by Dec. 1, 2021, weather permitting.