Motorists who want to access eastbound Interstate 44 at mile marker 184 in Rolla will need to find alternate routes beginning August 22, 2011, weather permitting.


Motorists who want to access eastbound Interstate 44 at mile marker 184 in Rolla will need to find alternate routes beginning August 22, 2011, weather permitting.

H.D. Quadri Contractors, contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation, will close the eastbound on-ramp to I-44 as part of a project to construct roundabouts at the interchange.

The ramp will be closed for approximately two weeks. Motorists can access eastbound I-44 by using the I-44 Business Loop (Kingshighway) to U.S. 63 north (Bishop Ave.) to the interchanges at mile markers 185 or 186.

The contractor will have various types of traffic control in place to secure the safety of the motoring public as well as their employees. MoDOT encourages motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow work zone signing and drive safely through the area.

Motorists should expect additional ramp closures at the 184 mile marker interchange as construction continues. Closures are scheduled every two weeks, and construction is staged so only one ramp will be closed at a time.

Weather permitting, the on-ramp to westbound I-44 is scheduled to close on Sept. 5. The off-ramp from westbound I-44 is scheduled to close on Sept. 19, and the off-ramp from eastbound I-44 is scheduled to close Oct. 3.