I-70 In Columbia Asphalt Work To Begin Monday

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COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – If you are headed in to Columbia, Missouri next week, be aware of overnight paving on Interstate 70.

Crews will be laying new asphalt on the westbound stretch of Interstate 70 from the Boone/Callaway County line to near the Lake of the Woods exit beginning Monday, May 21.

The work will take place during the night time hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday, May 24.  One lane will remain open to traffic during resurfacing operations.

Westbound ramp work at Route Z and I-70 will take place Wednesday night, May 23. The outer road system may provide a good alternative for local traffic.

This work is part of a larger project to resurface the westbound lanes of I-70 from Kingdom City to the Lake of the Woods exit.

Deck repairs to the Big Cedar Creek Bridge completed this week were part of this project as well.  Those repairs included removing the old asphalt deck surface, repairing the existing concrete deck and then placing a new asphalt wearing surface on the bridge. 

Beginning May 29, new asphalt will be placed on 11.7 miles of the interstate from approximately a quarter mile east of the Kingdom City exit to the Boone/Callaway County line.

More information on this work can be found at www.modot.org/central or by calling the Missouri Department of Transportation’s customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).