MoDOT has provided wrap to keep debris from falling onto traffic below the Sorrels overpass near Columbia (October 20, 2021 photo courtesy of MoDOT's Adam Pulley)

UPDATE: Both lanes of westbound I-70 have re-opened at Sorrels overpass near Columbia

MoDOT has provided wrap to keep debris from falling onto traffic below the Sorrels overpass near Columbia (October 20, 2021 photo courtesy of MoDOT’s Adam Pulley)

Both westbound lanes of heavily-traveled I-70 at the Sorrels Overpass just west of Columbia have re-opened, after the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) finished work on the underside of the overpass.

MoDOT has also re-opened the entrance ramp from Stadium Boulevard and I-70, which is near the overpass.

The Sorrels overpass, which sustained significant damage when a truck slammed into it on Monday, remains closed this afternoon. MoDOT engineer Randy Aulbur says crews have provided a wrap of the structure, to prevent any debris from falling onto traffic below.

The major damage to I-70’s Sorrels overpass has prompted MoDOT to accelerate bridge deck replacement on the 63-year-old overpass. Mr. Aulbur says bids for the emergency project will go out this week. It will be a combination of demolition, replacement and rehabilitation.

The bridge was built in 1958.

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