Geological Testing Will Impact I-70 Traffic Near Rocheport This Weekend

I-70 traffic will be impacted at the Missouri River Bridge near Rocheport this Saturday and Sunday.

Missouri Department of Transportation contractors will be collecting soil samples and rock characteristics of the land below the bridge deck as crews get ready for the construction of the new bridge.

The process will require the closure of the westbound driving lane from the Route BB interchange to one mile west of the bridge.

That closure is scheduled to take place from Friday at 7pm through Sunday at 6am.

Construction for the new bridge is expected to begin in 2022.