Portion of I-29 closed for emergency repairs this afternoon

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AMAZONIA, Mo. – Emergency roadway repairs have closed a section of southbound Interstate 29 in Andrew County Thursday afternoon.

After attempts to temporarily repair the roadway, contractors from Capital Paving and Construction, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, closed I-29 southbound, just north of Hopkins Creek (near mile marker 59), today until 7 p.m. in order to complete a concrete patch.

The closure is within the work zone of the Hopkins Creek and Route T bridge projects where traffic is being directed head-to-head in the northbound lanes.

During the closure, southbound traffic will be directed onto U.S. Route 59 (Exit 65) east onto U.S. Route 71, then south to reconnect with I-29. Motorists will not be able to access I-29 southbound at Route K/CC (Exit 60) and will need to use an alternate route.