Heartland road projects 2/15

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

Heartland road projects 2/15
(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.

Cape Girardeau County

Boulder Construction will be closing Fountain Street between the intersections of 338 Broadway and Bellevue on Feb 19 between 7 and 9 a.m. for material hoisting to the 7th floor of Marquette Towers.

Route NN in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge. The bridge is located between Route N and County Road 260. Weather permitting, the bridge will close on Monday, Feb. 18 and re-open Monday, May 6.

Route W in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced with a 10 foot width restriction as contractor crews extend the box culvert. This is located between Route Y and Tonapah Road. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, March 9 from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily.

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.

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.

New Madrid County

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace the Route AA bridge over North Cut Ditch in New Madrid County. The bridge is located 5 miles north of Route 80, near Matthews, Missouri. The project is expected to be let in March 2019. Construction could begin as early as May 2019. As construction is underway, Route AA 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.

The Missouri Department of Transportation would like your feedback on improvements to Interstate 55 in Scott, New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties. The project included resurfacing various locations. Click here to take part in a short survey.

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.

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

Alexander County

IDOT has implemented a weight restriction for vehicles that travel the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River in the Cairo area. IDOT is restricting combination vehicles to 37 tons and single unit vehicle to 33 tons. Repair plans are in progress, but no implementation plans are in place yet.

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 four months to be completed – weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and to allow extra time or seek alternate routes.

Kentucky

Calloway County

KYTC has moved ahead with base repairs along a section of US 641-Business/North 4th Street in Murray for Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 13-14. This work requires a closure of the southbound lane of US 641-Business/North 4th St. between Pine St. and Olive St. The northbound lane remains open to provide access to the Calloway County Judicial Building, Imes Funeral Home and Law Offices near Olive Street. This includes base repairs by the Calloway Co. Highway Maintenance Crew and repairs to city infrastructure by the City of Murray Public Works Dept. Due to the extent of the repairs, the southbound lane of US 641-Business/North 4th St. will stay closed into the day on Thursday to allow concrete uses to repair the driver surface to cure. This work was originally planned in mid-January but had to be delayed due to weather conditions.

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.

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.

McCracken County

Work zone tree trimming along a section of KY 999/Krebs Station Road will be suspended Friday, Feb. 15 due to incoming wintry weather. The work on the project has been hampered by weather conditions. The project was first delayed until the later part of the week of Jan. 28 due to the extreme cold. Crews had planned to begin the work on Tuesday, January 29. When the weather conditions were less dangerous, the tree trimming work began at the 0.0 to the 3 mile marker. The project is reducing traffic to one lane traffic with possible extended delays. This work zone is along KY 999/Krebs Station Road between KY 1241 and KY 994/Old Mayfield Road. There are a number of large limbs over the road that will have to dropped into the road, then cut up before being loaded and hauled away or mulched. This tree trimming work could create delays of 15-20 minutes at times.

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.

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