CALLAWAY COUNTY — A project to improve nine Callaway County bridges along U.S. 54 will resume Monday with work scheduled on three eastbound U.S. 54 bridges on the north side of Fulton.
Bridges include the U.S. 54 bridge over Ozark Valley Railroad, the U.S. 54 bridge over Richland Creek and the U.S. 54 bridge over U.S. Business 54. The Richland Creek and the Ozark Valley Railroad bridges will get new decks, while the U.S. Business 54 ramp bridge will be resurfaced.
Weather permitting, the traffic impact schedule for the work on the three bridges is as follows:
Westbound U.S. 54 in the area of the work will be reduced to one lane.
The U.S. 54 median crossovers at Callaway County Roads 210, 114 and 201 will be closed.
The westbound U.S. 54 off-ramp to U.S. Business 54 in Fulton will be closed.
Eastbound U.S. 54 will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be switched to the passing lane of westbound U.S. 54 via temporary median crossovers. Westbound U.S. 54 traffic will be moved to the driving lane of westbound U.S. 54.
Westbound and eastbound traffic will be separated by temporary concrete barriers.
The U.S. Business 54 on-ramp to eastbound U.S. 54 in Fulton will be closed.
Once these traffic changes are in place, they will be in effect until late May.
Electronic message boards are installed in the area to warn motorists of the work. Drivers should adjust travel accordingly during peak travel times.
The bridge work is part of a larger plan by the Missouri Department of Transportation to improve nine bridges on U.S. 54 between Interstate 70 and New Bloomfield in Callaway County. Three of the U.S. 54 bridges are complete: Westbound over the Middle River, westbound over Richland Creek and eastbound over I-70. The other U.S. 54 bridges included in the project include eastbound over Stinson Creek, westbound over I-70, and westbound over Hillers Creek.
For project information or for info about other transportation matters, call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636), or visit modot.org/central and MoDOT's social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.