Pedestrian bridge construction to impact area traffic

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On December 23, 2020

The City of Rolla, in partnership with Missouri S&T, will construct a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 44 next week that will impact area traffic.

A pedestrian bridge will be constructed on Route E (University Drive) over I-44, near Exit 185 in Rolla. There will be several closures during construction. Beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, there will be lane closures in each direction of I-44 and the University Drive overpass will be closed to traffic. I-44 and the overpass are expected to re-open to traffic at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. If there are delays, crews will again have lane closures in place on I-44 and a closure at the overpass from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, to 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.

Signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closures. Motorists are asked to plan extra travel time, slow down and watch for crews in work zones. The City of Rolla will have signs in place to detour motorists around the University Drive overpass closure.

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information about this work or other transportation-related matters, visit

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