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Source: US State of Missouri

ROLLA – Due to inclement weather, a pedestrian bridge project taking place in Rolla is now expected to begin next week.

The City of Rolla, in partnership with Missouri S&T and the Missouri Department of Transportation, will be constructing a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 44 that will impact traffic.

The bridge will be constructed along Route E over I-44, near exit 185 in Rolla. In order for crews to construct the bridge, there will be overnight closures taking place on Tuesday, January 5 through Thursday, January 7. Beginning Tuesday at 7 p.m., there will be single lane closures in each direction of I-44 and the Route E overpass will be closed to traffic. I-44 and the overpass are expected to re-open to traffic at 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closures. Travelers are asked to plan extra travel time, slow down and watch for crews in work zones. The City of Rolla will have signs in place to detour motorists around the Route E overpass closure.

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information about this work, customers can contact the City of Rolla Department of Public Works at (573) 364-8659. For information on MoDOT transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.