CALLAWAY COUNTY – A project to improve U.S. Route 63 between Columbia and Jefferson City will require the closure of an interchange ramp north of Jefferson City later this week.

Starting on Wednesday, September 21, the westbound U.S. Route 54 exit ramp northbound U.S. Route 63 will be closed for approximately two weeks. This closure is necessary to safely complete rehabilitation northbound Route 63 bridge over Oilwell Road.

Motorists will be detoured around the closure while work is underway, directing motorists west on Route 54 and utilizing the Route W interchange to turn around and head north back to the Route 63 interchange. Message boards will be in place to inform drivers of the closure and detour.

This work is part of a project to improve the driving surface and complete bridge rehabilitation work along Route 63 from Route B in Boone County to Route 54 north of Jefferson City. A contractor working for MoDOT is also upgrading guardrail and making improvements to several bridges.

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other 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.


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