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: Jan. 28, 2023 at 10:54 AM CST
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Missouri

Butler County

Route 53 will be reduced to one lane between Westwood Boulevard and Fair Street in Poplar Bluff on Friday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Crews will be performing approach work. The work zone will be marked with signs.

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

West Mary Street in Jackson will be closed from North Union Avenue to North Missouri Street on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for a bridge and sidewalk improvements project. Barricades and road closure signs will be in place. A signed detour utilizing West Washington Street will be provided. Work is scheduled to be completed by March 2023.

Work will begin as early as August 15, 2022 on Siemers Drive. The city said the contractor will finish a list of repairs within a year. They include Siemers from 74 to Richmond and Siemers from Campster to Lambert.

Mississippi County

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed Friday morning, Jan. 27 due to high winds. According to KYTC, it halted operation at 10:50 a.m. when winds out of the south at about 22 miles per hour and gusts to about 35 miles per hour created hazardous wind conditions. This interacts with the current in the Mississippi River, creating choppy conditions. The ferry plans to resume operation on Saturday morning; however, the wind could force it to remain closed.

Route B Bridge over I-57 near Bertrand, Mo. will be replaced. Construction will begin February 13, with completion anticipated by June 30. Route B will also be closed in the vicinity of the bridge. Traffic will utilize the interchange ramps from northbound I-57 to travel south on Route B or from southbound I-57 to travel north on Route B. There will be minimal impacts to I-57 traffic except during the demolition and when beams are set.

Southbound I-57 will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as MoDOT crews perform concrete repairs. This section of road is located between exit 10 near Charleston and exit 4 near Bertrand. Weather permitting, crews will be working Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Work to rehabilitate the I-55 bridges over Route 62 at Miner began in May with construction on the northbound bridge. Traffic will soon shift as work begins on the southbound bridge. Drivers should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 66B to Exit 69. Route 62 is reduced to two lanes with a 10-foot width restriction from Matthews Lane to North Interstate Drive. The Route 62 ramp onto northbound I-55 is closed. Starting Friday, Sept. 30, the southbound off ramp/deceleration ramp will be closed at Exit 67, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated May 31, 2023.

New Madrid County

U.S. 61 will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews install roadside lighting. This section of road is located between Larcel Dr. and the U.S. 60 westbound on-ramp near Sikeston. Weather permitting, crews will be working Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Pemiscot County

Southbound I-155 Off Ramp at Exit 17A will be closed Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 a.m. through Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. The work zone will be in place 24 hours a day until work is completed. Crews will be conducting concrete work. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Scott County

Route AH will be closed from U.S. 60 to Route 114 near Grayridge on Monday, February 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Railroad crews will be performing railroad maintenance on the tracks. The work zone will be marked with signs.

Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Dec. 12 for intersection improvements at U.S. 61 and Malone Avenue in Sikeston. During the first phase of intersection improvements, the right turn lanes will be closed to allow work on the light bases. The current traffic signals will remain in use as new concrete bases are poured and new signal equipment is installed. This project also includes upgrading the sidewalks at this intersection. Additional information detailing impacts to traffic will be released as work progresses. The work zone will be marked with signs. Work is expected to be complete by Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.

Work to rehabilitate the I-55 bridges over Route 62 at Miner began in May with construction on the northbound bridge. Traffic will soon shift as work begins on the southbound bridge. Drivers should anticipate head-to-head traffic with a 10-foot width restriction on I-55 from Exit 66B to Exit 69. Route 62 is reduced to two lanes with a 10-foot width restriction from Matthews Lane to North Interstate Drive. The Route 62 ramp onto northbound I-55 is closed. Starting Friday, Sept. 30, the southbound off ramp/deceleration ramp will be closed at Exit 67, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated May 31, 2023.

Stoddard County

MoDOT says Route AH will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance on the tracks. This section of road is located between U.S. 60 and Route 114 near Grayridge. Weather permitting, crews will be working Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Route 153 will be closed from Route 60 to Route 114 near Essex on Friday, February 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Railroad crews will be conducting railroad maintenance on the tracks. The work zone will be marked with signs

Route FF will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance on the tracks. This section of road is located between West Main Street and South Main Street in Essex. Weather permitting, crews will be working on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Illinois

Franklin County

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is alerting motorists of a traffic crash reported on I-57 at the Northbound Mile Marker 68.5 on Friday night, January 27. Northbound traffic on I-57 will be stopped until the incident is cleared.

Jackson County

The city of Carbondale is alerting the public to an upcoming culvert replacement on East College Street over Piles Fork Creek. The city estimates East College St. will be closed for about one month, with construction to begin late summer 2023.

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.

Williamson County

The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency is alerting motorists to an upcoming road closure at Crawford Road, North of Locust Grove Road at the Railroad crossing. The road will be closed beginning Tuesday, January 24, due to mine subsidence and railroad crossing repairs. The closure is anticipated to last approximately 2 weeks. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes until work is completed.

Kentucky

Ballard County

KYTC says a traffic signal at the U.S. 51/KY 121 intersection in Wickliffe will be placed in red flashing mode starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. It will remain in red flashing mode until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The signal, at the intersection of U.S. 51/Fourth Street/Jefferson Hill Road and KY 121/Court Street in downtown Wickliffe, will function as a 4-way stop. Traffic flow will be monitored at various times of day to determine if the intersection could be permanently converted to a 4-way stop.

KYTC says KY 310/Turner Landing Road in Ballard County has reopened to traffic. KY 310/Turner Landing Road has been closed since September 28 at mile point 1.25 for the replacement of a large culvert that carries a branch of Humphreys Creek under the roadway. This site is about halfway between U.S. 60 and KY 358/Bandana Road and is immediately west of a similar culvert that was replaced in June. While the roadway has reopened to traffic, motorists should be aware that the excavation has a temporary cap and is marked by Break In Pavement signage. Caution is required. The excavation will be allowed to settle for several months before a paving crew returns to place a permanent asphalt cap over the culvert. KY 310 is open to traffic at this time.

Graves County

KYTC ordered the closure of a bridge on Poyners Chapel Road in southwestern Graves County due to the condition of the bridge support structure. Poyners Chapel Road (CR 1237) is closed at mile point 0.818 at the Little Cypress Branch Bridge southwest of Sedalia. This is along Poyners Chapel Road about 8/10ths of a mile west of KY 303/Cuba Road. They said an inspection of the bridge found issues with the bridge structure. The bridge will remain closed until further notice. The order was effective on Jan. 9.

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.

Hickman County

KYTC plans to close a section of KY 575 starting on Monday, October 3. The project will be from mile point 0.0 at the KY 58 intersection and extend northward to mile point 2.436 at the KY 123 intersection. There will be no marked detour. There will be no through-traffic on KY 575 at the paving site until the work is finished.

A KYTC contractor is planning paving at various locations along highways in Hickman County, including:

  • KY 123 from mile point 19.563 at KY 808 Extending to mile point 21.78 at the KY 58 intersection
  • KY 703 from U.S. 51 at mile point 0.0 extending to mile point 8.396 at KY 307 along a section where base repairs were completed last year
  • KY 575 from KY 58 at mile point 0.0 extending to KY 123 at mile point 2.436
  • KY 780 from U.S. 51 near the 4mm to mile point 5.288 near the Kaler Road intersection

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. KYTC eliminated a left-turn lane at the west end of the U.S. 60 Tennessee River “Ledbetter” Bridge in McCracken County. The new traffic arrangement requires all eastbound U.S. 60 traffic to move to the single left-turn lane to enter the crossover to continue eastbound across the Ledbetter Bridge into Livingston County.

Lyon County

A series of daytime work zone lane restrictions along I-24 between the 34 and 55 mile marker begins Wednesday, Jan. 25. The work zone lane restrictions are to allow maintenance and repair work on the emergency median crossover points through Lyon County and Caldwell County between the I-24 Cumberland River Bridge and the Cadiz-Princeton KY 139 Exit 56 Interchange. The mobile work zone is expected to be active anytime weather allows between about 8 a.m., and 3 p.m., on weekdays for about two weeks. There may be an enhanced police presence in these work zones.

Trigg County

KYTC ordered the closure of a bridge on Jones Creek Spur (FS Road 172-C) in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. They announced the closure on Thursday, Jan. 26. A routine inspection of the Jones Creek Bridge found issues with the substructure. The bridge will remain closed until further notice. The bridge is immediately north of the KY-TN state line in the southwestern corner of the county. Jones Creek Spur connects to Rushing Creek Road in Tennessee. The bridge was previously posted with an 11-ton load limit.