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Route 63 Katy Trail Bridge Project Reaches Halfway MarkKatyTrailBridgeDeckPre

Work to replace the deck on the Route 63 Katy Trail bridge is progressing on schedule, and the project is about halfway complete. Crews will pour the concrete for the bridge deck beginning at 10 p.m. on July 14.

MoDOT entered a contract agreement with Capital Paving and Construction to make sure the bridge was open to traffic before Aug. 21, the date of the total solar eclipse. Some additional work will take place after the bridge is open, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed in September. (MORE)




U.S. Route 63 Katy Trail Southbound Bridge Deck Replacement Project

Project Description

The $1.14 million project will replace a 60-year old bridge deck in need of repair and will give the bridge an additional 20 to 30 years of service. The replacement will also widen the bridge. The project includes work that will bring the guardrail and bridge barrier on the southbound structure up to current standards. The bridge is located approximately three miles north of Jefferson City.

What You Need to Know

  • The southbound Route 63 bridge over the Katy Trail is closed and southbound Route 63 traffic is being re-routed over the northbound Route 63 bridge.
  • The northbound Route 63 bridge is carrying one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Diverting both directions of traffic to the northbound lanes will allow one lane of traffic in each direction to be open at all times. 


Project Information

  • Project Start Date: May 17, 2017
  • Project Completion Date: September 2017
  • Bridge Opening Target Date: By August 21, 2017
  • Contractor: Capital Paving and Construction, LLC
  • Contract Cost: $1,141,370

KatyTrail63BRMapTIMSmart Work Zone System and Other Travel Tools

  • Message boards along U.S. Route 63 will alert motorists to the bridge work.
  • In addition, a Smart Work Zone system is in place to keep motorists informed and traffic moving. The system uses cameras and sensors to determine travel times through the project limits and provide real-time travel updates to motorists via message boards when backups occur.
  • Other tools that provide traffic information to motorists include:
    • Traveler Information Map - located at www.modot.org, the map provides current traffic conditions. Vehicle crashes and other incidents are noted on the map, which will inform drivers that the road is closed, to expect delays or that delays are possible. The map also shows real-time traffic flow, with green showing traffic is moving normally, yellow indicating that traffic is moving at a medium rate and red meaning traffic is moving slowly.
    • 24-hour toll-free number – MoDOT’s toll-free number – 888-275-6636 – is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Callers can speak with a customer service representative to get the latest traffic information.
    • Social Media – Updates on the project as well as alerts about significant traffic impacts can be found at our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/MoDOTCentralMissouriDistrict) or at our Twitter page (@MoDOT_Central)
    • Carpooling links – MoDOT’s website offers links to carpooling resources that help link people who want to carpool.  For more information, visit http://www.modot.org/services/carpools/CarpoolConnections.htm.

Use the Zipper Merge to Cut Congestion in Half!

MoDOT is urging motorists to use the zipper merge concept when traveling through this work zone. When traffic is slowed or stopped, the zipper merge encourages motorists to use both lanes of traffic until they reach the point where the road is closed, then take turns with other drivers to safely and smoothly ease into the remaining lane. The zipper merge:

  • Reduces differences in speeds between two lanes;
  • Reduces traffic backups by 40-50 percent.
  • Creates a sense of fairness and equity that all lanes are moving at the same rate.

Visit http://www.modot.org/workzones/ZipperMerge.htm for more information.

Even Kids Know You Should Take Turns! Merge Like a Zipper!


In the Event of Traffic Incidents Near the Bridge Work ...

Existing crossovers on U.S. Route 63 will be used to reroute traffic if there is a crash or other traffic incident.

NOTE: In the event of a major incident in which all lanes of U.S. Route 63 are closed, the detour will be U.S. Route 54 to Interstate 70.


Exisiting Crossovers along Route 63

(Click Map to Enlarge)


Route 63 Katy Trail Crossovers Map

Route 63 Crossovers

  • 63/54 Interchange
  • Ashland Route Y/M

Crossovers South of Katy Trail

  • 1.2 Miles South Katy Trail Bridge at sod farm (1)

Crossovers North of Katy Trail

  • 0.6 miles south of Cedar Creek – County Road 395 (Ammo Alley) (2)
  • 1.27 miles north of bridge - County Road 394 (Lubbering Oil) (3)
  • 1.82 miles north of bridge - County Road 399 (4)
  • 2.96 miles north of bridge – Rock Quarry (5)
  • 3.50 miles north of bridge – Westbrook/Claysville (6)
  • 5.79 miles north of bridge – Mt. Pleasant Road (Eagle Knoll/ Conoco Gas Station) (7)

Steer It & Clear It

Involved in a non-injury accident? Please move your vehicle onto the shoulder or another safe location nearby, off of the roadway in and around the U.S. Route 63 Katy Trail bridge project. It's the law! For more information, please see the brochure below.

Steer it Clear It brochure

Steer It & Clear It


Remember Work Zones Are NO PHONE ZONES! Put Your Phone Down! Dedicate your full attention to the roadway. 

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