Heartland road projects 12/14

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!

Heartland road projects 12/14
(Source: Raycom)

Missouri

Bollinger County

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route FF bridge over Cane Creek in Bollinger County. The bridge is located approximately 4.5 miles west of Route 51, southwest of Marble Hill, Mo. The project is expected to be let in May 2019. Construction could begin as early as summer 2019. As construction is underway, Route FF will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately 12 to 16 weeks during construction, weather permitting. A signed detour will be provided during construction. Maps, plans, and other information prepared by the Missouri Department of Transportation, or interested agency, will be available for public inspection and copying at the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. Any person affected by this project may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements. Requests for a public hearing shall be in writing and must be submitted to District Engineer Mark Shelton at P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, MO 63801, by November 21, 2018.

Butler County

Route 142 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform ditch repairs. This section of roadway is located just south of County Road 332 to County Road 338. Weather permitting, work will performed Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Cape Girardeau County

On Monday, Dec. 17 beginning at 7 a.m., a temporary road closure in Jackson has been issued for:

N. Neal Street starting at the intersection of Woodland Drive and continuing north to the conclusion of the road and Morton Street starting at the intersection of White Oak Street and continuing west to the intersection of N. Neal Street.

On Monday, December 10, D&B Excavating will close Autumn Dr. near 1890 Autumn Dr. to install a water main for a new subdivision. This work is expected to last 3-5 days depending upon weather and working conditions. Detours will be available.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, weather permitting, Fronabarger Concreters will close Janet Drive from Kingsway Drive to Carolyn Drive, continuing stormwater work taking place in the neighborhood. The extensive work is expected to take a few months to complete, weather and unforeseen issues permitting. During this portion of the project, the contractor will install about 525 feet of 42-inch storm pipe in the Janet Drive right-of-way, including associated drain inlets and piping. The storm outlet south of the Janet Drive and Margaret Street intersection also requires work. Other stormwater work has been previously ongoing in the area. Detours will be in place while the work is completed, and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

MoDOT plans to replace bridges on Rte. V and Rte. KK. The Rte. V project involves replacing the bridge over Little Indian Creek, located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Routes V and 177 east of Fruitland, Mo. The Route KK project involves replacing the bridge over Little Apple Creek, located .8 miles west of the intersection of Routes V and I-55 near Friedheim, Mo. The Rte. V project is expected to begin in February 2018 and the Rte. KK project is expected to begin in May 2018. Construction could begin as early as summer 2018. As construction is underway, Rte. V and Rte. KK will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Route KK in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge improvements. This bridge is located over I-55 at MM 117 between County Road 408 and County Road 501. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, May 7, 2019. Traffic signals will be in place while construction is underway.

Madison County

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Route C bridge over the St. Francis River in Madison County. The bridge is located 3.8 miles northwest of Saco, Mo. The new structure will be constructed east of the existing bridge. Constructing the new structure on a different alignment will allow the roadway to remain open during construction; traffic will use the existing bridge during this time. The project is expected to be let in June 2020. Construction could begin as early as Sept. 2020. Construction is expected to be underway for approximately six months. The new bridge will be wider than the existing structure and will eliminate the need for weight restrictions.

Scott County

MoDOT announced work to construct the Scott City interchange will start on Monday, July 17, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the Route PP overpass bridge over Interstate 55 will be closed. The Route PP overpass will be replaced with a wider, three-lane bridge to accommodate turning movements for the new interchange. The project includes constructing a new roadway from Route 61 at Kelso to the overpass bridge. Completion is anticipated in January 2019, weather permitting.

Stoddard County

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route T bridge over Turkey Creek in Stoddard County. The bridge is located approximately 1.9 miles west of Route 51, near Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. The project is expected to be let in May 2019. Construction could begin as early as summer 2019. As construction is underway, Route T will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately eight to 12 weeks during construction, weather permitting. A signed detour will be available as construction is underway. Maps, plans, and other information prepared by the Missouri Department of Transportation, or interested agency, will be available for public inspection and copying at the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Sikeston District office, 2675 N. Main Street, Sikeston, MO 63801. Any person affected by this project may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements. Requests for a public hearing shall be in writing and must be submitted to District Engineer Mark Shelton at P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, MO 63801, by November 21, 2018.

St. Francois County

Route OO in St. Francois County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews mill the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route T to Route 72. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

North and southbound Route 67 will be reduced at various locations as contractor crews perform sign installation. This section of road is located between Route 221 and Blomeier Road. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

North and southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews replace guardrail. This section of road is located between the Bonne Terre interchange and Cash Lane. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently preparing to retrofit two signals in Leadington, Mo., with flashing yellow arrows. The signals are located at the Route 32/Route 67 interchange on Route 32. The updated signals will feature flashing yellow arrows for left turning traffic, which will help increase efficiency during off-peak times. A flashing yellow arrow will signify that drivers turning left should yield to oncoming traffic. The signals will also display solid green arrows when left turning traffic has the right of way. A solid yellow arrow will indicate drivers should prepare to stop or complete the turn if in the intersection. Weather permitting, work will begin the week of Monday, Dec. 17, with the flashing yellow arrows expected to be in operation by the end of the week. As work is underway, traffic will be minimally impacted.

Ste. Genevieve County

Route N in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced with a 10 foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace several pipes under the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route NN to Saline Creek. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 28 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

St. Louis County

MoDOT will close one westbound lane of I-44 between I-270 and Bowles for Meramec River Bridge construction. Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, the right lane on westbound I-44 will be closed just after the ramp to I-270. It will stay closed around the clock for the next three years as part of the on-going construction project. Access from Watson Road (Route 366), as well as northbound and southbound I-270, to westbound I-44 will shift, but will not change during this portion of the project. Drivers will also still be able to access the Soccer Park exit from westbound I-44. Drivers should expect greater congestion, especially during the evening rush period, in this area. The three-year project replaces the westbound and eastbound I-44 bridges over the Meramec, makes improvements to the ramps between I-270 and I-44 and replaces the bridge from eastbound I-44 to eastbound Watson Road, and the bridge from westbound Watson Road to westbound I-44.

Illinois

Williamson County

Beginning Tuesday, December 10, Grassy Road at the Little Grassy Lake Spillway Bridge will be reduced to a one lane closure for approximately 4 months to perform bridge repair. Traffic control and traffic signals will be in place to direct motorists through the work zone. Lane restrictions will be necessary to complete this work. This work will take 4 months to be completed – weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and to allow extra time or seek alternate routes.

IDOT would like to alert drivers on Illinois 37 of upcoming lane reductions. Starting on Monday, March 19, traffic signals will be installed about 1 mile south of Marion to reduce traffic to one lane in both directions for a box culvert replacement. This is expected to last until September 2018, weather permitting.

Tacoma Lake Rd. will be closed at the Devil’s Kitchen Spillway Bridge for approximately 2 weeks beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12. The closure is so U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews can make bridge repairs. More repairs will resume early in early spring and should be completed by May 2019.

Kentucky

Carlisle County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along US 62 in Carlisle County starting on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. This work zone along US 62 at Carlisle County milepoint 7.13 is to allow widening of a culvert and erosion mitigation work. This is along US 62 between Summers Road and St. Charles Road/KY 1820. Most of the construction activity at this location with be off the roadway without causing traffic interruptions. However, from time to time one lane traffic will be required during daylight hours for the delivery of concrete and other materials to facilitate the work.

Carlisle - Graves Counties

the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded $331,142 in discretionary funds to the Graves County Fiscal Court for the replacement of a vital bridge on Bethel Church Road that connects Graves and Carlisle counties. The bridge replacement on Bethel Church Road connects Bethel Church Road in Graves County (CR 1425) with CR 1026 in Carlisle County Road. Construction is expected to begin Spring 2019.

Christian County

The Fort Campbell Training Area will be closed and off-limits to traffic and recreational use from 7 p.m. Nov. 28 - 5 a.m. Dec. 14 for military training. According to the public affair’s office, the closure is needed to ensure public safety. The access gates to the training area at U.S. Highway 79 and Palmyra Road in Tennessee and Lafayette Road near Patton Road in Kentucky, will be closed and locked during the training. All roads west of 101st Airborne Division Road will be barricaded by law enforcement to prevent vehicles from entering the training area. Personnel needing to access the training area, for official business, can enter the training area from 101st Airborne Division Road at Jordan Springs Road or by using cantonment area gates during normal operating hours. Roads are subject to unannounced closure and obstacle placement in support of training. Unauthorized personnel in the training area during the closure are subject to trespassing or entry into an off-limits area per federal or state laws, or the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

Crittenden-Caldwell Counties

Once the new southern intersection is completed, the contractor plans to move to the north connecting point where New US 641 meets the exiting roadway south of Marion near the 5 mile marker in Crittenden County for some additional work. The contractor plans to place an asphalt driving surface at the northern connection, remove a temporary traffic diversion, and restore the connection to Coleman Road. However, due to cold weather coming in, the northernmost connection between New US 641 and the existing roadway won’t be able to be completed until the Spring of 2019.

Homeowners near the north end of the existing roadway will connect to New US 641 via Campbell Lane or Weldon Road. Residents of the Crayne Community may access New US 641 via Crayne Cemetery Road to head northward into Marion.

Once New US 641 is opened to 2-lane traffic later this week, all crossroad connections along the new route will be active and fully functional. These crossroads, which include Campbell Lane, Weldon Road, Crayne Cemetery Road, Lloyd Road, Lilly Dale Road, as well as the new southern intersection near Fredonia, will provide connectivity between the new roadway and the existing roadway.

During construction of New US 641, motorist traveling through the work zone corridor on cross roads have pretty much ignored stop signs at intersections. When New US 641 opens to 2-way traffic later this week, motorists should obey stop signs, use extra caution, and be prepared to encounter cross-traffic traveling at 55 miles per hour. Motorists should be aware of changes in traffic flow opening of the new highway will bring to southern Crittenden County. Appropriate caution is required.

The contractor and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will attempt to provide timely notice when construction of the new connecting point between New US 641 and the existing roadway are completed near Fredonia and New US 641 is opened to 2-way traffic between Marion and Fredonia.

Hickman County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of KY 2208 in Hickman County Monday through Wednesday, December 17-19, 2018. KY 2208 will be closed between the 1 and 2 mile marker to allow repairs to a cross drain. This is along KY 2208 between KY 58 and KY 1708. The roadway at this site will be closed starting at approximately 8:00 a.m., CST, on Monday. KY 2208 is expected to reopen to traffic around 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday. There will be no marked detour.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along the KY 348/5th Street work zone in Benton on Friday night, Sept. 14. It’s part of a project to widen KY 348/5th Street to 4 lanes between US 641/Main Street at milepoint 8.325 and the I-69 Exit 43 Benton interchange at milepoint 7.6, the contractor has completed paving of base courses along the center line of KY 348. The contractor now plans to shift traffic along the KY 348 work zone to the center lanes on Friday night. This traffic shift to the center lanes Friday night is to facilitate construction of curb and gutter along the edge of what will be the new roadway, and other related construction activities into the winter months. Motorists traveling through the KY 348/5th Street work zone between US 641 and I-69 on Friday night should be prepared for this traffic shift and the changes in traffic flow it may create along the work zone. In case of rain or other delays on Friday night, the contractor plans to execute this traffic shift on Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert for personnel working in close proximity to traffic flow to move barricades, traffic barrels, and construction area signage to complete this traffic shift. All travel lanes, including the middle turn lane, will continue to be restricted to a maximum 10 ft. lane width. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for into the winter months of the 2018 construction season. Shifting traffic to the center lanes will speed work by allowing the contractor to work along both sides of the roadway along the project area. One lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers may continue to be required at various locations along this work zone from time to time.

McCracken County

A contractor with KYTC is planning a traffic shift along the KY 348/5th Street work zone in Benton starting on Friday, June 8. As part of the project to widen KY 348/5th Street to four lanes between US 641/Main Street at mile point 8.325 and the Purchase Parkway Exit 43 Benton interchange at mile point 7.6, westbound traffic on KY 348 was shifted approximately 8 feet to the south in April to allow drain pipe installation and other earthwork activities. With that phase of the work completed, traffic in the KY 348/5th Street work zone will be shifted to the north starting on Friday to allow more extensive work in the area near the post office, the funeral home and McDonald’s. Once this traffic shift starts on Friday, all lanes, including the middle turn lane, will be restricted to a maximum of 10-foot lane width. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration for most of the summer construction season this year. Drivers should be aware that utility relocation activities will continue all along the project area. Due to ongoing utility work along the project area, a target completion date has not been established for this project.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the south end of Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the US 68/KY 80 corridor. Andrew Calhoun Road in Trigg County provided a connection from Apostle James Road to existing US 68/KY 80 at mile point 13.234. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road to facilitate construction of the New US 68/KY 80 Corridor is permanent. Residents along Andrew Calhoun Road and Apostle James Road will have access to the north via Airport Road from the KY 1489/Blue Springs Road end. While the need for this closure was discussed during a number of public meetings leading up to the US 68/KY 80 reconstruction project, the contractor had not informed KYTC engineers of the closing date. This closure of Andrew Calhoun Road at the New US 68/KY 80 construction corridor is permanent due to the incline required to reach the elevation of the new roadway at the connecting point. Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $54 million highway improvement project in western Trigg County. It has a November 30, 2019, target completion date.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shifted traffic along the US 68/KY 80 construction corridor at the east edge of Cadiz in Trigg County starting early the week of Sunday, April 23. This intersection is at US 68 mile point 20.745 and US 68-Business mile point 4.519. As part of this traffic shift, two-way traffic will be established on the westbound lanes. Moving traffic off the eastbound lanes will allow dirt work for construction of new eastbound lanes at the site. The contractor also anticipates ramping up work on a new bridge for the eastbound lanes of US 68 over Little River at mile point 19.1. The project started in May 2015. The target completion date for this section is Nov. 30, 2019.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to make the first concrete pour on the deck of the New 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton on Tuesday, June 6. The bridge is located at US 68 mile point 8.596 in Trigg County at the eastern entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The new bridge is at Cumberland River navigational mile point 63.1, is just downstream from the existing US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton. The new bridge is expected to be ready for 2-lane traffic sometime in the spring of 2018 with finish work on the new bridge continuing through 2018.

Trigg County

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 24 starting on Monday, December 17, 2018. Eastbound traffic on I-24 will be restricted to one lane between milepoint 62.5 and milepoint 63.5 to allow concrete pavement repairs. There are three concrete slabs along this section that need to be replaced. All eastbound I-24 will be moved to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. This work zone is expected to remain in place around the close through about 3 p.m, on Wednesday, December 19.

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