SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Crews continue working on the Route H overpass, exit 69, on Interstate 55.
The Missouri Department of Transportation workers demolished the Route H overpass on I-55 over the weekend.
"Since the beginning of the year we've opened up 70 bridges across the state," said Southeast District Engineer Mark Shelton. "The laid out scheduling was to be done, statewide by 2013, now we'll be done with that a year early."
Shelton says increased traffic to the port has wore out the old pavement, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is building a new ramp for traffic to travel easier through the area.
Mark Shelton also mentioned MoDOT can get their work done faster by closing the ramp, rather than working under traffic for weeks at a time. This allows it to be faster and safer for everyone involved.