Holt County Route E to Close Next Week

MOUND CITY, Mo. – A section of Holt County Route E is scheduled to close next week as part of two Interstate 29 bridge deck replacement projects. Contractors from Clarkson Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, are in the process of completing deck replacement projects for the I-29 bridges over Route E and Kimsey Creek, located south of Mound City. With construction of the driving lanes complete, crews are currently working to switch traffic from the passing lanes to the new driving lanes.

For safety during the removal of the I-29 passing lane bridge deck, Route E traffic will not be allowed underneath the bridge beginning Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. During each closure, motorists must use an alternate route.

The traffic switch to the north and southbound passing lanes is expected to be completed tomorrow, July 10. Once the switch is complete, the project’s width restriction has been increased from 12 feet to 16 feet. These bridges are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

All work is weather-permitting and schedules are subject to change. Motorists are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades and to eliminate distractions. Crews will be working close to traffic. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.