Beginning Thursday (June 14), the Missouri Department of Transportation will shift I-70 traffic near Marshall, MO.

MoDOT says traffic on westbound I-70 will be shifted into a split configuration utilizing a lane of both eastbound and westbound bridges. Eastbound I-70 will remain in the current pattern.

This is phase 1 of a multi-phase bridge rehabilitation project that will last through November.

The loop ramps from southbound Route 65 to eastbound I-70 and northbound Route 65 to westbound I-70 are currently CLOSED. Traffic is detoured to Routes YY and J. MoDOT says the exit ramps from I-70 to Route 65 will remain open

Speeds through the work zone will be reduced to 60 miles per hour, however crews will maintain two lanes in each direction on I-70 for the duration of this project.

Motorists can check the work through MoDOT's Traveler Information Map. Use cameras at mile marker 78.1 and 81.5.

The bridge rehabilitation project is being done to  repair the bridges on I-70 that span the Route 65 interchange outside of Marshall because the bridge decks are becoming substandard. MoDOT reports that the work will increase the life span of these twin bridges.

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