PHOTO GALLERY: Road construction on U.S. 63 moves ahead

Friday, December 30, 2011 | 5:00 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The $9.8 million state project at U.S. 63 and Route H began in August and is on schedule to open in fall 2012. 

Crews have also finished the bridge foundation at Turkey Creek and the center pier for the Route H bridge. 

When the work is completed, there will be a diamond interchange at the intersection of the two roads. 


Rodney Cunningham, left, and Dennis Hedges work on a pier cap on Highway 63 and Route H. The Missouri Department of Transportation has been working on building a diamond interchange at this location to reduce the congestion by making it easier to turn left.

Cars drive by a MoDOT construction site on U.S. 63 near Route H. MoDOT started working on the construction about two months ago and is expecting to finish by fall of 2012.

Superintendent Dean Lay, from Chester Bross Construction Co., takes off one of his earplugs during road work for MoDOT project Thursday on Route H and Highway 63.

Kevin Yarnell, foreground, and Donnie Tighe work on taking the steel forms off the coping that creates the bridge walls on Route H and U.S. 63.

Workers and contractors work on constructing a pier cap and bridge wall for a diamond interchange at Route H and Highway 63.

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