Missouri 179 overpass work on schedule

Progress is noticeable at the construction site of the Mission Road underpass on Missouri 179. MoDOT officials say the contractor is on track to be finished by the deadline.

Progress is noticeable at the construction site of the Mission Road underpass on Missouri 179. MoDOT officials say the contractor is on track to be finished by the deadline. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

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Workers were busy painting the vertical steel beams while equipment operators from Schrimpf Landscaping of Jefferson City moved around and packed the backfill to support a retaining wall.

Missouri 179 could reopen in early November as planned.

MoDOT officials believe the contractor for the new diamond interchange near the planned St. Mary’s Health Center on Missouri 179 has made enough progress the road could be reopened by the first part of November.

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