Most Road Construction Suspended For Holiday Weekend
Construction Zones on Missouri Highway will be quiet during the July 4th Holiday. The Missouri Department of Transportation will suspend road construction and routine maintenance operations beginning at noon Thursday, July 2nd. Work is not expected to continue in those work zones until after 10:00 pm on Sunday, July 5th. This is to accommodate increased traffic on the highways.
Lane and bridge closures already in place around the state will remain during the holiday weekend. Drivers are urged to be alert to sudden closures due to emergency situations.
With relaxed restrictions following the lifting of statewide COVID-19 health orders on June 16—and with the July 4th holiday coming on a Saturday—traffic is expected to be heavy on Missouri’s roads all weekend. MoDOT is reminding motorists to be attentive, courteous and responsible.
There were 15 people killed and 58 seriously injured in traffic crashes in Missouri during the 2019 Fourth of July holiday. Of the 73 people killed or injured, 18 were involved in a crash where there was at least one substance-impaired driver. MoDOT and the Highway Patrol would like to see those numbers go DOWN, not up.