St. Joseph, Mo. – Shoulder improvments will close the northbound Interstate 229 ramp to U.S. Route 59 (St. Joseph Avenue) this week. The shoulder work is part of a larger resurfacing project on I-229 from U.S. Route 71 in Andrew County to Route 371 (22nd Street) in Buchanan County. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded the $5,599,536.83 project to Herzog Contracting Corp., of St. Joseph. The project is expected to continue through September.

Due to the nature of the work and for the safety of all motorists, the ramp will be closed around-the-clock beginning Thursday morning, June 10. The ramp is expected to reopen by Friday, June 18. All work is weather permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

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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