Flooding Expected to Close Westbound I-44 at Hazelgreen Eastbound Lanes Likely to Close Soon

For more information, contact Communications Manager Sally Oxenhandler at (573) 645-7885 or MoDOT Customer Service at 1-888-275-6636.

HAZELGREEN, Mo. – Floodwaters from the Gasconade River are expected to close the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Hazelgreen in Laclede County around 10 a.m. The eastbound lanes are also likely to go under water this morning. The interstate could be closed through Monday evening.

The detour for motorists and commercial motor carriers traveling westbound on I-44 is Route 63 to Route 60 to Route 360 to I-44. For eastbound travelers, the detour is Route 360 to Route 60 to Route 63 to I-44.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has put up barriers at the closures, as well as signs to mark the detours.

“We will continue to monitor this area until the floodwaters recede,” said MoDOT Central District Engineer David Silvester.

Other major road closures include U.S. 60 at Rogersville, which has one lane of traffic moving in each direction (head to head); and U.S.  61, which is closed north of Troy at the Cuivre River. Motorists must use alternate routes around U.S. 61.

Drivers are encouraged to check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, located at www.modot.org, or call the department’s toll free number, 1-888-ASK-MODOT, to get updated information on road conditions.

Motorists should take extra care in their travels during this time and never attempt to get around roadway barricades or drive across flooded roadways. MoDOT also recommends allowing extra travel time if detours are necessary.

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