Roadwork begins east of Kingdom City on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 this morning.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will start rehabilitating the bridge over Auxvasse Creek in the westbound lanes of the highway. Auxvasse Creek is located between Columbia and Kingdom City.

The project consists of replacing the guardrail and expansion joint. Rehabilitating the bearings and repairing the structural steel girders.

According to MoDOT, the work starting today will not impact traffic, but motorists should expect nightly lane closures later this month. According to the MoDOT website, "During construction, the Auxvasse Creek bridge will have continuous day and night single lane closures for a period of time. Specific lane closure information will be announced through signs, media releases, and social media."

This project is part of Governor Mike Parson's $351 million dollar Focus on Bridges program and costs just over a million dollars. Project completion is expected late this year.

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