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Heartland Road Projects

Here are road projects going on in the Heartland. Drive safely!
Heartland Road Projects.
Heartland Road Projects.
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 12:06 PM CDT|Updated: 12 hours ago
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Missouri

Butler County

Route W will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge over the Black River. The bridge is located between County Road 525 and Ravenwood Lane near Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, crews will begin working at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, with completion anticipated Friday, Sept. 30. A signed detour will be in place. In addition, MoDOT says the Hilliard River Access will be temporarily closed to the public during construction.

MoDOT plans to replace the westbound Business 60 (Pine Street) bridge over the Black River and Union Pacific railroad in Poplar Bluff. Pedestrian facilities will be included in the new bridge structure. During construction, westbound traffic will be shifted to head-to-head configuration on the eastbound bridge. Riverview Drive and B Street will be closed during construction. Depending on traffic patterns, it may also be necessary to close 2nd Street. In addition, parking will not be allowed underneath the bridge along Riverview Drive during construction. The project is expected to be let in Feb. 2022 with construction beginning as early as spring 2022. Completion is anticipated by summer 2023.

Butler/Ripley Counties

MoDOT plans to replace two structures on Route 142. The Butler County bridge is located over Cane Creek Ditch near Neelyville. The Ripley County bridge is located over Mill Creek near Gatewood. The projects will be let in January 2023, with construction starting as early as spring 2023. As work is underway, the road will be closed in the vicinity of each structure for about 3 months. Signed detours will be in place. Completion is anticipated by fall 2023.

Cape Girardeau County

The city of Cape Girardeau says a private contractor is working on the eastbound lane of Broadway in the 700 block on a sewer repair. Work will last through at least Friday, May 20. It’s possible that both lanes could be closed.

According to the city of Cape Girardeau, lanes will be shifted but open on Independence at Broadview the morning of Tuesday, May 17 for utility work. The turn lane from Independence to northbound Broadview will be closed.

Northbound I-55 between mile marker 98 and mile marker 99.5 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction on Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 17 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Crews will be making approach repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs.

The city of Jackson says East Main Street will be closed starting on Monday, April 25. They said this road closure will be a single lane from the intersection of Ohio St. going east to the intersection of Neal St. Eastbound traffic on E. Main St. most use the posted detour route. Click here for a detour map. Westbound traffic on E. Main St. will be open. Crews will be installing upgraded water distribution mains and new service line connections as part of the sixth phase of the Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project. Weather permitting, the detours will be in place for about two months.

Contractor crews will soon begin work to improve two sections of Route 177. The project will mitigate issues with flooding by raising the road. The north end of the project will improve the Scism Creek area located from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V. In addition to raising the road, a bridge will be built south of County Road 651. The south end of the project will improve the Juden Creek area located from County Road 643 to Cedar Hills Ln. Improvements to this section will include raising the road and relocating the center line slightly to the south of its existing location. MoDOT said this will require a slight realignment of County Road 657 in order to tie into the new profile. Weather permitting, crews will begin on the north end of the project (Scism Creek area) at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 7. During this time, Route 177 will be closed from Rolling Hills Drive to Old Route V. Once work is finished at the north end, construction crews will move to the south end of the project (Juden Creek area). As work is underway on the south end of the project, Route 177 will be closed from County Road 643 to Cedar Hills Ln. Additional details will be shared as work progresses. Completion of the Route 177 project is anticipated on Nov. 1, 2022, weather permitting.

Dunklin County

U.S. 62 between County Road 217 to the Missouri State line will be reduced Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Madison County

Route E in Madison County will be reduced to one lane between County Road 275 in Madison County to the Iron County line on Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Crews will be making pavement improvements, including the addition of rumble strips. Flaggers will be present and traffic will be guided through the work zone by a pilot car. The project is weather permitting.

Godfrey Public Safety Administrator Chris Sichra advised motorists of a temporary detour next week starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022, on Wenzel Road. He said local residents on Wenzel will still have access to their homes. The repair project will be focused on replacing a drainage culvert that runs under Wenzel Road near the Fosterburg Water Tank. Sichra said that local first responder agencies and mutual aid companies (Fire, Police, EMS), as well as local utility companies, have already been notified of the upcoming temporary closure so that they can adjust their response routes accordingly.

Mississippi County

Route B between Highway 80 to U.S. 62 near Bertrand will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction on Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Crews will be making an asphalt overlay and adding shoulders to the roadway. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Northbound and Southbound I-57 from mile marker 13.6 to mile marker 14.8 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction starting Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. MoDOT crews will be making bridge repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs and drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traveling in the area. The project is weather permitting.

MoDOT said work to rehabilitate the I-55 bridges over Route 62 in Miner will begin Monday, May 9, weather permitting. During the work, drivers should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 668 to Exit 69. In addition, Route 62 will be reduced to two lanes with a 10-foot width restriction from Matthews Lane to North Interstate Drive. The Rte. 62 ramp onto northbound I-55 will be closed during construction. Work to rehabilitate the northbound I-55 bridge will begin Monday, May 9 with completion anticipated Friday, Dec. 2, weather permitting. Work to rehabilitate the southbound I-55 bridge is expected to begin in 2023.

New Madrid County

Route H will be closed as contractor crews replace two bridges. This section of road is located between Route AE and Oak Drive in Matthews. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Tuesday, May 31 with completion anticipated Thursday, Dec. 1. A signed detour will be in place.

Pemiscot County

Westbound I-155 off ramp to southbound I-155 in Pemiscot County will be closed as contractor crews perform concrete work and undersealing. This section of road is located at Exit 1A near Hayti. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Monday, June 6 through Monday, June 20.

Southbound I-155 from I-55 to the Tennessee state line will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction from Monday, May 9 through Monday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Crews will be making concrete repairs. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Northbound I-55 from mile marker 14 to mile marker 16, near Hayti, will be reduced Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. daily. Crews will be making pavement repairs, weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Perry County

Northbound I-55 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction while MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. This section of road is located between mile markers 129.4 and 130 in Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Route A will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform shoulder work. This section of road is located between Deer Crossing and County Road 444, near Altenburg, Mo. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, Feb. 14 through Monday, May 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Northbound and southbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform guardrail work and pavement repairs. This section of road is located from mile marker 135 at Route M to mile marker 129 at Route 51 near Perryville. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Thursday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends as necessary.

A bridge replacement project will start soon in Perry County. Construction is expected to begin Monday, May 16, on the KY 476 bridge over Balls Fork. Built in 1926, the bridge is located at mile point 12.4 near the intersection of KY 1087/Balls Fork Road. The new bridge will be built in the same location without load restrictions and have a design life of at least 75 years. The existing bridge will be closed during construction and traffic will utilize a temporary, single-lane diversion. One lane of KY 1087 will also be closed during some phases of the project. Signage and flaggers will be in place to alert motorists to traffic pattern changes and work zones. Please use caution when in the area. The traffic impact time is expected to be up to 90 days, with the new bridge anticipated to open in mid-August.

St. Francois County

Northbound and southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews build a j-turn south of Farmington. The project includes reconfiguring the crossover intersection at U.S. 67 and Route H with a j-turn. This requires adding acceleration and deceleration lanes and work in the median. The work zone will be in place from Route DD to New Perrine Road in Farmington. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, April 18 with completion anticipated Tuesday, Nov. 1. MoDOT said the median crossing at U.S. 67 and Route H will be removed with this project. Instead of crossing fast-moving lanes of traffic to get to the opposing lanes, drivers will turn right in the same direction of traffic, merge into the left lane and then make a u-turn in the direction they intend to travel.

Route 47 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews resurface the asphalt. This section of road is located between the Washington County line and 0.2 miles east of Bonne Terre. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, April 18 through Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Crews will be replacing the southbound US Route 6 bridge over Route 8. This is expected to begin on June 1 and end on Aug 30. While construction is underway, Route 8 will be closed in the area of the bridge. Motorists will be diverted onto the southbound off-ramp.

Stoddard County

MoDOT is replacing the deck of Route WW bridge over drainage Ditch number 26. The bridge is located between County Road 420 and County Road 436, north of Dudley, Mo. The construction could begin as early as Spring 2022. The completion is expected by fall 2022. As the work is on-going the road will be closed in the vicinity of the bridge for about three months.

Illinois

Hamilton County

Illinois Route 142, just north of Main Street in Broughton, will be closed Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday, May 23. Crews will be replacing a drainage structure. Message boards and signs will be in place to alert drivers about the closure.

Jackson County

CN Railroad will begin making repairs to the crossing at the intersection of Grand Avenue and S. Illinois Avenue beginning Tuesday, May 17 at 7 a.m. The work is expected to be complete on Thursday, May 19. There will be no traffic permitted through the crossing during the repairs. For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Public Works Department at 618-457-3270.

Jefferson County

IDOT is alerting drivers of upcoming bridge construction that will affect both northbound and southbound I-57 near Dix. The southbound lanes of I-57 will be closed starting on Friday, March 25. Southbound traffic will be diverted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. The southbound exit ramp at mile post 103 at Dix will be closed. All other ramps at Exit 103 will remain open to the public. They said this is necessary for the replacement of the I-57 bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and County Highway 39. The southbound lanes and exit ramp will remain closed until November 15.

Johnson County

IDOT is alerting motorists traveling on I-24 in Johnson County of the upcoming two-year construction project beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 14, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. The project includes bridge repairs on multiple structures in each direction on I-24 from the structures over US 45 (Mile Post 14) to the Massac County Line at (Mile Post 24) and hot mix asphalt resurfacing. All bridge work must be completed by November 22, 2022, and the entire project shall be completed by November 15, 2023. Motorists should be aware of the 14′-3″ width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution while traveling through all work zones. To avoid any delays, motorists should seek an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the work zone as quickly as possible.

Massac County

The Illinois Department of Transportation alerted drivers on I-24 that pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin April 25, weather permitting. The pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing from the structures over Country Club Road (mile post 35) to the Ohio River Bridge (mile post 39), including the I-24/U.S. 45 Metropolis interchange are to be finished at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning. All lanes in this area will be open to traffic from 7 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. The lane closures will remain during the daytime, Monday-Thursday, and no work is allowed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to IDOT, bridge work will continue on the various structures from the Johnson County line to the structures over Country Club Road. Daytime pavement patching and hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin once all bridge is finished. The entire project will be finished by November 15.

Saline County

Nightly lane closures for pavement patching on U.S. 45 from the intersection of US 45 & IL 13 to the intersection of US 45 & IL 34/IL 145 begins on Monday, May 23. The lane closures will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The project should be completed by June 10.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Old Route 13 and Route 13 in Harrisburg beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 21. Lanes will be controlled by flaggers. Crews will be working on a construction project which includes pavement patching, hot mix asphalt removal, hot mix asphalt paving and ADA sidewalk improvements. The work on Old Route 13 is between the intersections with Route 13. The work on Route 13 is between the intersection of Route 13/US 45 and the Pankey Creek Bridge. The project is expected to last until July 1.

IDOT is alerting drivers on IL 34/IL 145 of upcoming lane closures starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, weather permitting. There will be bridge construction on the structure carrying IL 34/IL 145 over Pankey Branch that will require lane closures. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Work is expected to be finished by August 2022.

IDOT announced upcoming lane closures starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, weather permitting. There will be construction on the bridge carrying Illinois 142 over Indian Creek that will require lane closures. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. The work is expected to last until June 15. Drivers should be aware of the 10-foot, 8-inch width restriction, reduce speed, be alert for equipment and workers and use extreme caution in the work zone.

Kentucky

Calloway County

KYTC will establish a work zone lane restriction on KY 121 starting on Monday, April 18. Drivers should be alert to a lane restriction along KY 121 between mile point 3.31 and mile point 3.66. This is between the Kentucky-Tennessee State Line and the New Concord community; about a mile southeast of New Concord. Crews will be working on deck restoration and waterproofing on the East Prong Beechy Creek Bridge and Beechy Creek Bridge. Work is expected to take about 30 days to complete. The target completion date for work at this site is May 20.

Contractors plant to clear trees and brush, demolishing structures within the construction corridor on U.S. 641 in southern Calloway County around March 1, weather permitting. Construction signage on side roads will be the first indication that work is about to start. Most of the work will involve the construction of culverts and bridges and other activities that will have no impact on traffic along existing U.S. 641. The project will finish Kentucky’s section of a corridor from I-69 at Benton to Paris, Tenn., and I-40 to the south. It’s scheduled for completion in summer 2023.

Crittenden County

Motorists should be prepared to encounter intermittent lane restrictions at the northwest edge of Marion for ongoing work at the New Crooked Creek Bridge. Traffic has been moved to the new bridge; however, the contractor will be flagging traffic at times to facilitate removal of the temporary diversion that carried traffic during construction of the new bridge. Duration is approximately two weeks. KY 91 connects Marion and the Cave-in-Rock Ferry.

Fulton/Graves/Hickman Counties

A KYTC contractor will paint highway centerlines and edges in District 1 counties the week of Sept. 27. Drivers should be alert for a paint truck and support caravan on the moving during daylight hours when weather allows. It will start in Graves County. The crew will be working on various state highways before moving to sections of I-69 and Purchase Parkway. The paint crew then plans to move into Hickman and Fulton Counties. The caravan will include the paint truck and several support vehicles. Drivers who encounter it on two-lane highways should use appropriate caution where there will be no opportunities to pass. On four-lane highways, drivers should be aware there are several support vehicles that will be spread out over several hundred yards. While retro-reflective paint used by the crew is designed to dry quickly, drivers are reminded to avoid driving through traffic paint before it has had time to cure. Due to a late start, the paint crew will likely work this fall as long as weather and temperature conditions allow, then return in spring 2022 to finish out the remaining routes in the contract.

Fulton County

KYTC crews started replacing the Harris Fork Branch culvert on Fairview Avenue between 5th Street and KY 1718/ 6th Street in the City of Fulton on Monday, April 18. This section of roadway has been closed since January of 2021 following an engineering analysis of culverts statewide. Efforts to replace the Harris Fork Branch Culvert are expected to take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Drivers traveling KY 1718/6th Street and Fairview Avenue should be alert for trucks hauling material to and from the worksite.

Graves County

KYTC plans an extended closure of KY 384 starting on Friday, May 13. This extended closure of KY 384 at mile point 1.2 is to allow a concrete culver to be replaced with an aluminum pre-fabricated arch culvert. The culvert carries a branch of McClane Creek under the road about 2/10ths of a mile east of the Johnnie Road intersection. KY 384 is expected to be closed for about 4 weeks. There will be no marked detour. This is near where the KYTC Graves County Highway Maintenance Crew plans a daytime closure to replace a cross drain on Thursday. While prepping for that work, crews found what appeared to be a pothole and dip in the road near the McClane Creek Branch Culvert. On further investigation, engineers determined severe erosion from flash flooding this spring created a sinkhole and structural issues requiring the culvert to be replaced. The existing culvert will be removed over the next week. Weather permitting, that process is expected to take about 4 weeks to complete.

A KYTC safety enhancement project on KY 80 starts Thursday, Dec. 9. The project along a little more than 6 miles of KY 80 between Fancy Farm and Mayfield runs from just west of the Higgins Road intersection at mile point 2.38 extending eastward to mile point 8.519 near the Mike Lane intersection. Initial work will focus on widening four reinforced concrete culverts with one culvert to be replaced later. Generally, the contractor will restrict traffic to one lane on short segments of road so the concrete and materials can be delivered. Much of the initial construction activity is expected to be along the right-of-way with minimal traffic disruptions. More extensive work will ramp up in spring. The target completion date is Oct. 1.

KYTC and Graves Co. Road Dept. closed Martin Road at the Obion Creek Branch Bridge on Friday, April 3. It was closed after an inspection found additional deterioration of the bridge substructure. Martin Road (County Road 1214) runs between KY 303 and KY 83 just south of the Cuba community. The bridge is near the south end of Martin Road at mile point 0.5. The bridge is closed until further notice. This will likely be a long-term closure.

Livingston County

U.S. 60 has an active work zone near the 12mm at the north edge of Smithland for construction of the New Cumberland River Bridge. Flaggers may be present to assist trucks delivering materials and equipment to the worksite. There is a 25 mph speed limit for westbound traffic and a 35 mph speed limit for eastbound traffic. The target completion date for the new $63.6 million bridge is Spring of 2023.

Work at the U.S. 60/KY 70 intersection at the north edge of Smithland will ramp up starting Monday, May 16. The contractor will be placing drainage tiles and doing fill work, as well as removing old pavement over about the next month. This is part of prep work for finishing out connections to the New Cumberland Rive Bridge. Please see posting above for more info.

Marshall County

A contractor for the Tennessee Valley Authority plans several rolling roadblocks along a section of I-69 on Sunday, May 15. Starting at 8 a.m., they will have a number of rolling roadblocks near mile point 36.36 to allow a support line and a fiber optic line to be strung across the road at the site of TVA’s 161-kilowatt transmission line near the KY 2603/Vanzora Road Overpass. This is along I-69 about 2 miles east of the Marshall-Graves County line between Benton and Mayfield. Work is expected to be finished in about 2 hours. The contractor will have four police units and several support trucks helping with traffic control.

KYTC will establish a work zone along U.S. 62 starting on Monday, Aug. 23. This will run from mile point 0.0 at the Marshall-McCracken Co. line to mile point 7.2 at the KY 95 intersection in Calvert City. The project includes construction of a center turn lane through Possum Trot, and a left turn lane for U.S. 62 at the KY 1523/Industrial Parkway intersection to assist with traffic heading into the Calvert City Industrial Area. The target completion date is July 31.

I-24 Westbound is restricted to one lane at the 28 mile marker to allow bridge deck work on the KY 282/Gilbertsville Road Overpass. There is a 12 ft. maximum load width restriction. Duration is approximately two weeks.

McCracken County

KYTC plans to extend the closure of KY 131/Said Road starting on Thursday, May 19. This extended closure is to allow a culvert to be placed at McCracken County mile point 0.59, just north of the McCracken Co. and Graves Co. line. This is along KY 131 between Symsonia and Reidland about halfway between the county line and the Bypass Road intersection. The road is expected to close around 9 a.m. on Thursday. KY 131/Said Road is expected to remain closed for about 2-3 weeks. There will be no marked detour; however, passenger vehicles may self-detour via KY 450/Oaks Road and KY 3075/Sheehan Bridge Road. Commercial trucks should self-detour via an approved state route based on their gross weight. The target completion date is Friday, June 3.

KYTC will have a moving work zone lane restriction along the westbound lanes of I-24 starting on Monday, May 9. The work one is for brush cutting along the right of way and will start near the U.S. 68 Reidland Exit 16 Interchange with work moving westward toward the Paducah Husbands Road Exit 11 Interchange. All traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane for about a half-mile. It is expected to be in place from about 7 a.m. to about 2 p.m. each weekday whenever weather allows. The work zone is expected to be in place through about Friday, May 13.

KYTC contractor plans to add lane restrictions to the work zone along U.S. 60/Clarks River Road on Paducah’s southside starting Monday, May 2. This is along U.S. 60 from the Clarks River Bridge at mile point 18.625 extending eastward to mile point 19.125 at the last crossover between the Pugh Road intersection. The planned improvements include adding a center turn lane. Initial work began in April, starting with the shoulder area. On Monday, the work zone will be restricted to one lane for both eastbound and westbound traffic. All traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane. This will be in place for about 3 weeks, weather permitting. The target completion day for the project is July 15.

KYTC plans to establish a work zone along U.S. 60/Clarks River Road on Paducah’s southside starting on Monday, March 28. This will run along U.S. 60 from the Clarks River Bridge at mile point 18.625 extending eastward to mile point 19.125 at the last crossover before the Pugh Road intersection. Planned improvements include the construction of a center left turn lane. Work will be along the shoulder area for the first week or two with construction gradually ramping up to include lane restrictions. This work zone will have a suggested 35 mile per hour speed limit. According to KYTC, the safety enhancements are designed to reduce crashes in the project area. The target completion date is July 15.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that motorists traveling through the U.S. 62/Blandville Road work zone in Western McCracken County should be prepared to encounter delays on Tuesday, Dec. 14. This work zone to extend the existing 4-lane westward along U.S. 62/Blandville Road runs from the KY 998/Olivet Church Road intersection to the McCracken Boulevard traffic signal at the Commerce Park entrance. This is along U.S. 62 between mile point 7.851 and 8.8. Contractors plan to pave final connections, add traffic striping and complete guardrail work. This work zone has a strict 35 mph work zone speed limit with an enhanced police presence. The target completion date is December 1.

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