Eastbound Blanchette Bridge Rehab Scheduled for 2020-2021
The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to do rehabilitation work to the eastbound portion of the I-70 Missouri River Bridge beginning in Spring 2020.
Rehabilitating the eastbound portion of the I-70 Missouri River Bridge is critical so it can be viable for another 20 years. The eastbound I-70 Missouri River Bridge opened in 1978 and due to the age of the bridge, improvements are needed. A variety of repairs will be made including replacing expansion joints, repairing the steel structure, sealing the bridge deck, and full paint replacement. While a full closure of the eastbound structure will not be required, both the westbound and eastbound directions of the bridge will be impacted to complete these repairs.
A contract is expected to be awarded in February 2020 with work to begin in the spring. Additional information will be provided as soon as it is available.
2019-2020 Major Projects
Blanchette Bridge Fact Sheet
Blanchette Bridge Presentation