FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin the Route 100 Bridge Replacement Project over Interstate 44 near Gray Summit starting Tuesday, May 15.

Crews will close all lanes on eastbound and westbound Interstate 44 under the Route 100 bridge from 9 p.m., to 5 a.m., each night on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. After the interstate reopens at 5 a.m., each morning, there will be one eastbound and westbound lane closed on I-44 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., each day.

All lanes on Route 100 over Interstate 44 will close for 24 hours starting Tuesday, May 15 and will remain closed for the duration of the project. The lane closures on I-44 and Route 100 are necessary for crews to remove the bridge. During the interstate closure, motorists can use the following detours where there will be signs to help direct them:

·        Eastbound I-44 – Detour to Route O, then Route F, then West Osage Street to access the interstate.
·        Westbound I-44 – Detour to Route 100 in Gray Summit, then Route MM, then Route T to get back to Route 100 to access the interstate.

This construction project will replace a deteriorating bridge on Route 100 over Interstate 44 located between Gray Summit and the Route 100 interchanges. This new bridge will provide a safe structure for many years and reduce maintenance costs on the existing structure, which meets MoDOT’s goal to keep our bridges in good condition.

Construction is expected to be complete by mid-August 2012. MoDOT is working with the schools to work around their Spring and Fall session. This bridge replacement project was awarded to Fred Weber for approximately $1.3 million.

MoDOT urges motorists to watch for our orange signs and workers because they are there for a good reason. Slow down and be alert. Don’t Barrel Through Work Zones.”


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