AMAZONIA, Mo. – Construction continues on two Interstate 29 bridge projects in Andrew County north of St. Joseph. These projects include the replacement of the north and southbound I-29 bridges over Hopkins Creek and rehabilitation of the north and southbound bridges over Route T. These bridges are included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

The replacement and rehabilitation are being led by contractors from Capital Paving and Construction, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Crews are following the planned schedule below:

  • Completed – crews will close both north and southbound passing lanes to begin construction of median crossovers.
  • Completed – crossovers will be utilized to direct traffic head-to-head in the northbound lanes at the bridges. The replacement of the southbound bridge over Hopkins Creek and rehab of the southbound bridge over Route T will begin.
  • Beginning week of Oct. 12 – once work on the southbound bridges is complete, traffic will be switched to head-to-head in the southbound lanes. The rehab of the northbound bridge over Route T will begin. Crews will also complete pavement repairs on northbound I-29 and temporary deck repairs on the bridge over Hopkins Creek.
  • Mid-November – rehabilitation of the bridge over Route T is completed. Traffic will be restored to two-lanes in both north and southbound directions.
  • Late March 2021 – crossovers will once again be utilized to direct traffic head-to-head in the southbound lanes. Construction will begin on the replacement of the bridge over Hopkins Creek.
  • September 2021 – work both bridges is completed, median crossovers are removed, and shoulder work completed. Intermittent lane closures are possible.

All work is weather-permitting and schedules are subject to change. Motorists are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades and to eliminate distractions. Crews will be working close to traffic. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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