Bridge painting projects to begin at Route F and Wildcat Drive
Weather permitting, July 11, work is scheduled to begin on two bridge painting projects in Warren County located on Route F and Wildcat Drive, both over Interstate 70 at Wright City.
All work will occur during the nighttime hours of 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. During this time, traffic on I-70 will be reduced to one lane where crews are actively working and will include a 12-foot width restriction. All ramps will remain open, but minor traffic impacts may be experienced on the Route F and Wildcat Drive bridges.
"The protective coating applied to the underneath side will help prolong the life expectancy of these bridges,” explained Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Jeff Niemeyer.
All work is tentatively scheduled to be completed by mid-September. This work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. The bridge painting contract was awarded earlier this year to Thomas Industrial Coatings of Pevely, Missouri in the amount of $267,903.
"We ask motorists to please be attentive in work zones for their safety and the safety of highway workers. Please obey all traffic signs and personnel and eliminate distractions by putting down your phone,” added Niemeyer.
For more information on this and other projects in your area, you can visit us online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast, or call our customer service number at 1-888 ASK MoDOT (275-6636).
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