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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 17, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced a portion of the Katy Trail will be closed Monday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 27. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Lunda Construction Company to replace the I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport, which will require blasting to be done on the bluff alongside the Katy Trail.

Lunda Construction Company will blast Monday, April 25, and then remove the rock through Wednesday, April 27. Any other hauling would be completed through the remainder of April when the trail is closed at night. For more information on the bridge project, visit

No trail detours will be available during this phase of the project because there is no safe way to reroute visitors around the blasting site and too much rock will be laid across the trail. For visitors’ safety, please stay out of the work zone and follow all flagging and signage in the area.

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, or to view the Park and Site Status Map, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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