Monday, March 4, 2024

Traffic Alert


TRAFFIC ALERT: I-49 Traffic Shifted in Bates Co. for Bridge Rehabilitation Beginning March 11

What: Northbound I-49 traffic shifted head-to-head in the southbound lanes between Mile Markers 135 & 137 in Bates County over the Missouri & Northern Arkansas (MNA) Railroad north of Butler while contractor crews work to replace the bridge deck/driving surface

When: Monday, March 11 and remaining in this pattern until work on the northbound bridge is completed

Traffic Impacts:

  • I-49 traffic reduced to one lane in each direction with northbound traffic shifted head-to-head in the southbound lanes over MNA Railroad between Mile Markers 135 & 137 north of Butler in Bates County
  • Expect delays during high traffic volume times
  • Only one lane open in each direction
  • Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through the work zone
  • Watch for equipment and crews entering and exiting the work zone
  • No signed detours
  • Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone
  • Drivers should consider alternate routes during the project
  • Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule.

Details: This contract also included the southbound I-49/MNA Railroad bridge, which was completed in October 2023.

Project information:

  • Prime contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, Columbia
  • Total project cost: $4 million
  • Contract completion date: July 30, 2024 


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