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story.lead_photo.caption A crew from Capital chips away the old concrete of the bridge deck of the Dix Road overpass. Capital has contracted with the Missouri Department of Transportation to make the necessary improvements to the driving surface, traffic signals and sidewalks. Crews will be working day and night, with some overnight work requiring single lane closures 7 p.m.-6 a.m. on U.S. 50. Although the overpass is expected to be closed up to 15 days, all entrance and exit ramps will remain open. Motorists are encouraged to find other routes around the work area while the road is closed. Photo by Julie Smith / News Tribune.

The Dix Road bridge over U.S. 50 should be open by Oct. 22, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation spokesperson.

The overpass closed Monday for rehabilitation. The closure could last up to 15 days — and Oct. 22 is the end of that 15 days, said Adam Pulley, MoDOT's Central District communications manager.

Pulley said Wednesday the project is on schedule, and time tends to be built in to account for any issues that could arise in a project.

Lt. David Williams with the Jefferson City Police Department said Wednesday he was "not aware of any major (traffic) backups anywhere" because of the closure.

Williams credited MoDOT with putting out a lot of information, which JCPD in turn also shared through social media.

Contractors working for MoDOT are making improvements to the driving surface, bridge deck, traffic signals and sidewalks of the overpass, according to a previous news release.

All ramps onto and off of U.S. 50 remain open during the bridge closure. Crews are working during the day and at night, with overnight work requiring some lane closures 7 p.m.-6 a.m. on Dix Road and U.S. 50.

"Motorists are encouraged to find other routes around the work area while the road is closed. When traveling through work zones, MoDOT urges drivers to use caution, obey all traffic signs and plan for possible delays," MoDOT added.

More information and updates about the project and other transportation-related matters are available by calling 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636), visiting or following the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter.

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