SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down a section of Interstate 55 Wednesday evening.
According to the Scott City Police Department, that closure will take in the southbound lanes. It will start at 7:30 p.m. and last about a half-hour.
Drivers are asked to detour to U.S. Route 61 through Kelso and Benton and then turn onto MO Route 77.
Crews will be working on repairs to the roadway after a portion of the road failed and exposed a large piece of metal on the road.
Several vehicles crashed after driving over the metal.
The first wreck was reported before 6 a.m. on April 5.
Crews on the scene said no one was hurt.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane while crews make bridge repairs in the area. This is over Route M at mile marker 89.
Weather permitting, work will take place on Wednesday, April 5 through Friday, April 7. The work zone will be left up overnight and will reopen on Friday morning.