Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Road crews will be performing a variety of chip seal work on Mid-Missouri roads the next few weeks. The work is designed to extend the life of the pavement.

Motorists should expect to encounter loose gravel on the road surface for several days after the seal coat is complete. At that time, crews will sweep the roadway. Drivers should lower their speeds through the area. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Cole County

• Safety improvements to two intersections on U.S. 54 — Shepherd Hills Road and Route CC — are now complete.

The improvements to the Shepherd Hills intersection include new acceleration and deceleration lanes on eastbound 54 and a longer, offset left-turn lane from westbound 54 onto Shepherd Hills.

At CC, the improvements include a longer deceleration lane on westbound 54 and a median acceleration lane from CC to 54 eastbound.

In addition, the changes involve a new traffic movement for motorists traveling eastbound on 54 from the Lake of the Ozarks area to CC.

Those travelers must drive about 500 feet past the CC intersection to a J-turn that will direct them to CC. Signs will then provide additional travel information.

Lighting and guard rail were also installed at both intersections.

• Route D bridge over Logan Creek in Lohman — Bridge replacement continues. The bridge is closed to traffic through late August. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

• Route D between U.S. 54 and Route C — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

• Route Z between Missouri 179 and Old U.S. 50 — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

Boone County

• U.S. 63 from just north of Missouri 163 to Route H — Construction of a new diamond interchange and southbound lanes. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures in both northbound and southbound lanes.

The 163 and Route AB crossovers north of the overpass construction will be closed periodically. Motorists will need to use the next available crossover or overpass to the north and south.

Route H is temporarily closed at 63. Traffic is being detoured to Hardwick Lane, located near the 63 roadside park. Route H will remain closed at 63 until the new interchange opens to traffic.

Motorists should be prepared for periodic reductions in speed limits through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion by late this year.

• Providence Road between Business Loop 70 and Rogers Street in Columbia — Sidewalk construction continues.

Motorists should expect lane closures along northbound 163 during construction. Minor delays are possible. The entire project is scheduled for completion in September.

• Route K between 163 and the end of state maintenance — Grading, drainage, widening and paving.

Crews will be working between R.A. Nursery Road and the end of state maintenance this week.

Periodic lane closures may occur, and motorists are advised to use caution through the area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in December.

• Route A between U.S. 63 and the end of state maintenance — Chip sealing roadway surface will begin Wednesday.

• Route H between U.S. 63 and the end of state maintenance — Chip sealing roadway surface will begin Tuesday, Aug. 21.

• Route M between U.S. 63 and the end of state maintenance — Chip sealing roadway surface will begin Monday, Aug. 20.

• Route AB between U.S. 63 and the end of state maintenance — Chip sealing roadway surface will begin Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Boone and Callaway counties

• Route Y between U.S. 63 and Route J — Chip sealing roadway surface will begin Thursday.

Callaway County

• Missouri 94 bridge over Eagle Creek west of Portland — Bridge replacement continues. The bridge is closed to traffic through late August. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

• Route BB between U.S. 54 and Route AA — Roadway maintenance will take place Monday through Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Camden County

• Missouri 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck — Bridge replacement continues.

Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However occasional lane closures on the bridge are likely for the next several weeks, as crews work alongside the bridge.

One lane of the current bridge will be closed for approximately 10-12 hours Tuesday.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

Maries County

• Route A bridge over Spring Creek south of U.S. 63 — Bridge replacement continues. The bridge will be closed to traffic through mid-August. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction.

This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

Miller County

• Missouri 17 bridge over Saline Creek south of Saline Road — Bridge replacement continues. The road is closed to traffic during the construction. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. The entire project is scheduled for completion in late August.

• Missouri 52 bridge over Humphreys Creek west of Whalen Creek Road — Bridge replacement is under way. The bridge is closed to traffic through late August. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

• Missouri 52 between Missouri 133 and Route E — Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday and Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Miller and Maries counties

• Missouri 52 between Missouri 17 and Missouri 133 — Roadway resurfacing is complete. Striping operations are scheduled to take place this week. Motorists should travel with care and be on the lookout for slow moving equipment in the roadway.

Miller and Morgan counties

• Route W between Business 54 and Route Y — Shoulder widening is scheduled to begin this week. Periodic lane closures may occur, and motorists are advised to use caution through the area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in December.

Moniteau County

• Route A between Missouri 87 and Route FF — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Monday through Wednesday.

• Route D between Missouri 87 and Route O — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Aug. 24.

• Route F between Missouri 87 and Route E — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Thursday.

• Route O between Missouri 87 and Route J — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21.

• Route T between Missouri 87 and Route C — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Monday through Wednesday.

• Route V between Route A and Route C — Chip sealing roadway surface will take place Monday through Wednesday.

Morgan County

• Route BB between Missouri 135 and Route D — Roadway maintenance will take place Monday and Tuesday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Osage County

• Missouri 89 between Missouri 100 and Route E — Roadway resurfacing continues through mid-August. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

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