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I-55 traffic detoured during Route H overpass demolition in Scott County

(Source: MoDOT) (Source: MoDOT)
(Source: MoDOT) (Source: MoDOT)
(Source: MoDOT) (Source: MoDOT)
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

According to MoDOTs Public Information official, both lanes of I-55 are now open where crews worked overnight on the Route H overpass. Work was completed 9 hours early as the work was to be finished at 9 p.m. Sunday night.

During the demolition of the Route H overpass located south of Blodgett, Interstate 55 was closed from Benton (Exit 80) to Miner (Exit 69) for one 15-hour period. Traffic was detoured to Route 61 from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18 to 12 p.m. Sunday, June 19.

Route H will also be closed from Route HH to Route U as construction of the new overpass is underway.  The Route H closure will begin at 9 a.m. June 18. Completion is anticipated in mid-August.

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