I-44 traffic will be split near Mile Marker 105.4 east of Marshfield, while crews replace bridges over the Niangua River

It may take longer to travel to Springfield and back in the near future. There will be another split-lane project soon on I-44, just like the one east of Rolla.
The southwest district of the Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that starting next week, I-44 traffic will be split near Mile Marker 105.4 east of Marshfield, while crews replace bridges over the Niangua River. The left lane will be shifted onto the westbound Niangua River bridge with the right lane remaining in place. Westbound I-44 will continue with two lanes available to motorists. The contractor will make the traffic pattern change between 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, and 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 10th. Traffic will remain in this pattern until completion of the project, sometime in late November. Drivers should expect slowed traffic and traffic delays in this work zone. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph through the work zone. Signs and message boards will alert drivers in this affected zone. This work is part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work.