Work that started tonight on a bridge over Interstate 44 near Gray Summit, Mo., will affect Route 66 travel in that area through August, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
MoDOT is replacing the Highway 100 bridge that goes over Interstate 44 between Gray Summit and the west edge of Villa Ridge. A Google Street View image of the bridge can be seen here.
The bridge work will force a lengthy detour for both eastbound and westbound travelers on I-44 nightly from Tuesday through Thursday. MoDOT’s detour maps can be seen here.
And the interstate will see lane closures through much of the project. Officials are expecting travel delays in that area through the summer.
Travel on Highway 100, aka Route 66, in that area will be closed through the entire project. MoDOT says detour signs will be posted for local traffic.
Here’s a report by KPLR-TV in St. Louis: