I-70 Westbound Down to One Lane On Rocheport Bridge
Daily lane closures are happening on Interstate 70 at the Lance Corporal Leon Dreraps I-70 Missouri River bridge near Rocheport for the next three weeks.
According to a post on the MoDOT Central Missouri District Facebook Page, Interstate 70 will have only one lane open westbound on the bridge between the hours of 6:00 AM - 12:00 Noon CDT for approximately the next three weeks. According to the post, this is due to girder delivery at the site. Lane closures will be suspended over the Labor Day holiday starting Friday, September 2, and resuming Tuesday, September 6.
Much of the girder work is happening adjacent to the roadway, but MoDOT asks motorists to slow down and watch for workers. You can see just how big these girders are and learn a little bit more about the bridge project's progress in this video shared by MoDOT Central Missouri featuring the bridge project's director Brandi Baldwin:
For updates on this project, and other projects MoDOT is working on throughout central Missouri you can check out their Facebook page. For updates on the bridge replacement project, you can check out this page on the MoDOT website.