MoDOT says the majority of construction on roadways in Missouri will stop at noon on Friday (Aug 31) for Labor Day weekend.

MoDOT added that there are still several locations across the state where work zones have permanent lane closures and barriers will remain in place. Many of these work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays especially during the peak travel times including Friday evening and Monday afternoon.

MoDOT noted that I-64, in St. Louis, will be down to one lane closed westbound across the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois.

I-44 in St. Louis City will see two lanes closed westbound from Arsenal to Shrewsbury; one lane closed westbound between Jefferson and Grand; two lanes closed westbound between Grand and Kingshighway; one lane closed westbound between Kingshighway and Arsenal; and one lane closed eastbound from Shrewsbury to Jefferson.

For major bridge work on I-470 at the I-70 interchange in Independence, traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and speeds are reduced.

The ongoing Diverging Diamond Interchange construction at I-435 and Route 210 in Kansas City will see reduced lane widths and speeds.

I-49 bridge rehabilitation project over the railroad tracks just north of Carthage will have the southbound bridge closed; one lane in each direction and shifted to the northbound side of I-49.

Motorists are urged to pay attention to all signing and follow the posted speed limits. MoDOT reminds all drivers of the Buckle Up, Phone Down campaign.

In 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 11 people died and 265 were injured in a total of 941 traffic crashes during Labor Day weekend.

Construction will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

To find our information on all work zones and traffic conditions in the state, visit modot.org. The map is available as a free app for iPhone and Android.

Ryan Skaith