Sep 14, 2020 5:09 PM

UPDATE: Portion of southbound I-29 closes this afternoon

Posted Sep 14, 2020 5:09 PM

UPDATE: According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, emergency roadway repairs have forced the contractor to close a section of southbound interstate 29 in Andrew County earlier than expected.

MoDOT closed southbound I-29 just north of Hopkins Creek near mile marker 59 at 3 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. The closure is still expected to be until six o’clock Tuesday morning.

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A section of southbound I-29 near Mound City will close overnight.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close southbound I-29 just north of Hopkins Creek near mile marker 59 beginning this evening, September 14th, at 6pm. It is scheduled to be closed until six o’clock tomorrow morning.

MoDOT says a crew from Capital Paving and Construction will be completing emergency road repairs, making a concrete patch. The closure will occur within the work zone of the Hopkins Creek and Route T bridge projects.

MoDOT says during the closure southbound I-29 traffic will be directed onto U.S. Route 59 (Exit 65) east onto U.S. Route 71, then south to reconnect with I-29. Motorists will not be able to get onto southbound I-29 at Route K/CC (Exit 60) and will need to use an alternate route.

The two bridge projects include the replacement of the north and southbound I-29 bridges over Hopkins Creek and the rehabilitation of the north and southbound bridges over Route T. Both are part of Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program.