MODOT Outlines Detours to River Campus During Bridge Repairs

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Due to repairs being made to the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, the Missouri Department of Transportation has established detours for motorists wishing to travel to the River Campus from Missouri 74.

During the first phase of the project now under way and scheduled through July 9, Fountain Street, running in front of the Southeast River Campus, has been closed between Shawnee Parkway (Route 74) and Morgan Oak Street. Only right turns are available from Fountain Street onto Shawnee Parkway (Route 74). During this phase, westbound bridge traffic entering Missouri and planning to travel to the River Campus will be directed to continue west on Missouri 74 to Sprigg Street. Motorists will turn right on Sprigg Street and right on Morgan Oak, continuing east past the roundabout into the River Campus entrance near the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Eastbound motorists on Missouri 74 wishing to get to the River Campus will also be diverted onto to northbound Sprigg Street following the same route described above.

During the second phase, beginning July 10, Fountain Street will be open, but only righthand turns from southbound Fountain onto westbound Missouri 74 will be permitted. Lefthand turns from eastbound Missouri 74 onto Fountain Street and lefthand turns from southbound Fountain Street onto Missouri 74 will not be permitted. Westbound traffic coming off the bridge may turn right onto Fountain and then turn right into the River Campus at its main entrance. Eastbound motorists on Missouri 74 wishing to get to the River Campus will still be diverted onto northbound Sprigg Street. The detour will then direct motorists to turn right on Morgan Oak, continuing east past the roundabout into the River Campus entrance near the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center.

During the second phase, left turns from eastbound Missouri 74 onto Fountain Street will be not permitted.

Fountain Street will be reopened to traffic June 15 for the River Campus Summer Arts Festival, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday and Sept. 2 for the Labor Day holiday. Expected completion of the project is set for Sept. 16, weather permitting.

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