Vernon County – Drivers should expect lane closures and traffic delays when contractor crews begin work to replace the bridge deck/driving surface on the I-49/Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad bridges in Nevada beginning the week of Sept. 12, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Contractor crews will remove the bridge deck/driving surface and replace it with a new latex concrete surface in the north- and southbound lanes.
The bridges are located just south of the I-49/Highland Avenue exit in Nevada.
Traffic impacts:
• One lane of I-49 will be CLOSED at a time
• Speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph through the work zone
• Drivers may experience traffic delays and are encouraged to find alternate routes
• Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone
• Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts
Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.
This contract includes replacing the bridge deck/driving surfaces on two bridges on Missouri Route 96 over the MNA Railroad in Carthage. That work will start in the spring of 2023.