Highway 54 in Jefferson City has reduced lanes for Highway 50 bridges, delays expected from mid-June through September


“Significant travel delays” are expected later this month on Highway 54 in Jefferson City, according to a Monday news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The news release states that Highway 54 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between the Missouri River and Business 50 through early September for a bridge repair project. According to the release, MoDOT has hired a contractor to perform bridge joint and deck repairs, as well as install resurfacing on two overpasses on the Tri-Level. The contractor has 90 days to complete the project.

There will be a 15-foot width restriction and a speed reduction to 55 mph in the work zone, the release said. A start date for the project has not yet been announced, the release said.

“Travelers going to and from the Lake of the Ozarks region should consider alternate routes to avoid significant delays, especially on Friday afternoon for westbound traffic and on Sunday afternoon for eastbound drivers,” said MoDOT Central District Engineer Machelle Watkins. “Those towing recreational vehicles such as boats or RVs wider than 15 feet will not be able to travel through the work zone.”


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