Highway 221 to close for interchange conversion in St. Francois County

Sunday, August 19, 2012

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The diverging diamond interchange in Farmington, Mo., will be ready for its first travelers in September.

To prepare the area for the interchange conversion, the Missouri Department of Transportation's contractor will close Highway 221 at the U.S. 67 overpass. The closure is expected to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 4, with Highway 221 reopening at 9 a.m. Sept. 5, weather permitting. U-turns will be prohibited as work is underway, and motorists are encouraged to use the marked detour routes.

For more information, contact resident engineer Jason Williams at 573-431-4933 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636. To learn more about suggested detour routes and navigating the interchange, visit www.modot.org/southeast/projects/countie....

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