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The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Rebuild campaign focuses on improving infrastructure along Highway 65.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Rebuild campaign focuses on improving infrastructure along Highway 65.

MoDOT to start multimillion-dollar project at 65, I-44

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After the Fourth of July holiday, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to start a multimillion-dollar roadway improvement project at Highway 65 and Interstate 44. 

Phase II of MoDOT’s The Rebuild campaign, workers are slated to start July 6 removing and rebuilding the southbound Highway 65 bridge over I-44, according to a news release.

St. Charles-based Millstone Weber Inc. is the contractor for the $4.3 million project expected to be complete in mid-August.

Other Phase II work includes:
    •    repaving southbound Highway 65 between Valley Water Mill Road and Kearney Street;
    •    rebuilding ramps at Highway 65 and I-44;
    •    upgrading guardrails; and
    •    rebuilding shoulders.

Photos of the intersection provided by MoDOT show potholes, cracks, asphalt patches and other signs of disrepair.

In the $7.9 million first phase of The Rebuild, MoDOT worked to improve the southbound lanes between Kearney and Sunshine streets. A third phase would rebuild outside lanes on Highway 65 between Sunshine Street and James River Freeway, said MoDOT spokeswoman Angela Eden.

Eden said the total three-phase project cost is estimated at $20.3 million.

“The three projects aim to take care of the state’s existing highway infrastructure,” she said via email.

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