More Closures Coming to I-229 Double-Decker Bridge Project

More closures are coming to the Interstate 229 Double-Decker Bridge project in Saint Joseph.

The bridge will close from Highland Avenue to U.S. Route 36, including all on/off ramps, beginning Monday morning, August 7.

On Friday, July 28, crews closed the northbound lanes of I-229 between the Edmond and Francis Street ramps due to a pavement blow-up.

On Tuesday, August 1, crews also closed the southbound lanes between the Felix and Charles Street ramps and the U.S. Route 59 (St. Joseph Avenue) ramp to southbound I-229 to begin repairs on the damaged section of northbound I-229.

In an effort to reduce the overall closure time of the bridge, crews are moving forward the yearly bridge closure for maintenance originally scheduled for August 14.

During the closure, crews will complete pavement repairs and assess signage, lighting, and crash barrels.

Motorists will need to seek an alternate route.

MoDOT has not yet determined a reopening date.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.