All lanes of Route 54 between the Osage River Bridge and the Route 242 interchange will be closed for one hour beginning at midnight tonight to allow Ameren Missouri crews to repair power lines damaged by Monday night’s storm. Motorists will be detoured along Route 242 and Business 54 across the Bagnell Dam during the closure. Local law enforcement and MoDOT are working with Ameren to coordinate the closure. Electronic message boards and other traffic control tools will be put in place to help direct traffic around the work zone.
The speed limit on that same stretch of Route 54 will be reduced to 40 mph from 6:30 a.m. – noon on Thursday to enable Ameren Missouri to work on overhead power lines.