Traffic Switch on Grand Glaize Bridge

McAninch, Inc., contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation, is restriping westbound Route 54 at the Grand Glaize Bridge in Osage Beach on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, weather permitting. This work was originally scheduled for Sept. 9 but was postponed due to weather conditions.

The work is part of the U.S. Route 54 Expressway project in Camden County. Once the westbound bridge striping is complete, both eastbound and westbound traffic will use the westbound bridge. The switch is necessary so crews can build the tie-in connector roads from the eastbound bridge to the new expressway.

Between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, one lane will be open on the westbound bridge while crews remove the existing stripe and place temporary lane markers.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, one lane of the westbound bridge will be open while crews place the new striping. Once the work is finished early Sunday morning, all traffic will be shifted to the westbound bridge. There will be two 9’10” lanes in each direction. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately 25 days.

The contractor will have various types of traffic control in place to secure the safety of the motoring public as well as their employees. MoDOT encourages motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow work zone signing and drive safely through the area.

The new U.S. Route 54 Expressway project includes the construction of nine miles of new roadway through Camden and Miller Counties. A section of the project, from the Osage River Bridge in Miller County to the Grand Glaize Bridge in Camden County, is nearing completion.

For a map of the new Route 54 Expressway: http://content.remax-midstates.com/dyna_images/clients/8044668/20100831082750.pdf

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