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Route 96-to-Eastbound-I-44 Ramp to Close Beginning Week of April 13

The Route 96-to-eastbound-I-44 ramp (Mile Marker 58) at Halltown will CLOSE beginning the week of April 13 until fall 2020.

The closure will allow MODOT to build an arch under I-44 replacing the eastbound and westbound bridges over Route 96.

Traffic Impacts

  • Route 96-to-eastbound-I-44 ramp CLOSED to traffic (Mile Marker 58)
  • Traffic will be detoured to Missouri Route 39 to reach eastbound I-44
  • Missouri Route 266 through Halltown is NOT an option for big trucks due to bridge with load limit of 25 tons
  • Drivers will have access to all driveways and entrances along Route 96 but will not be able to access the ramp to eastbound I-44
  • Ramp will be CLOSED to traffic until the arch is completed in fall 2020
  • Drivers are urged to find alternate routes to avoid the work zone
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the schedule.

The work is part of the I-44 Project Bridge Rebuild project to replace a total of 13 bridges and rehabilitate six more on I-44 between Sarcoxie and Halltown. The $36 million project is scheduled to be completed by December 15, 2021, but the contractor has set a goal to have all major bridge work completed by the end of 2020.

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