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U.S. 63 construction slated to end early

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:44 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 5, 2008

Traffic backups on U.S. 63 because of bridge construction will soon be a thing of the past. The southbound lanes on the Hominy Creek bridge were open to motorists during the holiday weekend, though crews aren’t quite finished.

Roger Schwartze, Central District planning engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the final cleanup, which includes removing temporary crossovers between the north and southbound lanes, began Tuesday. He said both a northbound and southbound lane will be closed at various times during the week so crews can load pavement and leftover debris in trucks and haul it away. Contractors are working to finish the project by the weekend, weather permitting.

APAC Missouri Inc. was awarded the $1.68 million project and began work in late April.

The project was originally set to be completed on July 15. Schwartze said early completion is a good move.

“Our goal was to have this project completed before the Show-Me-State games in Columbia later this month,” Schwartze said.


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