Steel pipe bed installed on Interstate 40 in Missouri
By GREG LEMIRE, Associated Press steel pipe bed is being installed on the interstate highway that connects several major cities in Missouri, with the goal of providing a safe and more secure route for motorists and freight.
The project, completed in late May, will replace the state’s aging steel pipe that was originally installed to accommodate the railroad tracks on Interstate 280.
The pipe bed will be installed on a highway between Interstate 70 and Interstate 40, the Missouri Department of Transportation said Monday.
The pipe bed was installed in 2016 after a series of storms.
The State Highway Patrol said in January that it was taking another look at the project after it came under fire for its impact on a stretch of interstate highway.
The highway was closed for more than six months because of high winds.
The storm caused flooding, mudslides and damaged property, including a house in Missouri City.