Route E Closing Next Week in Holt County

A section of Holt County Route E is scheduled to close next week as part of two Interstate 29 bridge deck replacement projects.

Contractors from Clarkson Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, are in the process of completing deck replacement projects for the I-29 bridges over Route E and Kimsey Creek, located south of Mound City.

With construction of the driving lanes complete, crews are currently working to switch traffic from the passing lanes to the new driving lanes.

For safety during the removal of the I-29 passing lane bridge deck, Route E traffic will not be allowed underneath the bridge beginning Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

During each closure, motorists must use an alternate route.

The traffic switch to the north and southbound passing lanes is expected to be completed today, July 10.

Once the switch is complete, the project’s width restriction has been increased from 12 feet to 16 feet.

These bridges are included in Governor Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

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