Route 109 Will Be Closed Indefinitely

The caving-in problem of a section in Missouri Route 109 worsened over the night, so Missouri Department of Transportation engineers have shut down the highway due to safety precautions and to develop a new plan.

Missouri Route 109 between Turkey Track Road and Christy Road is now closed for an indefinite time, due to emergency repairs.

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews have been monitoring a portion of the route, which has been due to a poor foundation. That deterioration accelerated, requiring the closure, even though the highway was still open to traffic last night.

MoDOT engineers are on-site, and evaluating the situation to determine the next steps. The department's community relations manager, Andrew Gates, said the original plans were to address this foundational work in 2013 when a resurfacing project for Route 109 was slated.

But the pace at which the foundation is deteriorating calls for immediate action, Gates said.

Drivers are encourage to use Old State Road and Route 100 to detour around the closure.

Gates said MoDOT teams hope to have more details about the new repair plan by already scheduled about Missouri Route 109 at LaSalle Springs Middle School between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Editor's Note:  Business owners operating from the southernmost Wildwood Town Center area near the Wildwood Y and St. Louis Community College would like everyone to know they are still open for business, and easy to access from Highway 100.

Barb H. March 09, 2011 at 10:53 PM
I know that Woods Road is open, as is Glencoe. So, heading south from Manchester should not be difficult. Does anyone know if you are allowed to drive northbound, past Old State, in order to reach Woods Road to continue going North?
Shannon S. March 10, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Shannon S. I use Woods rd. Although I would not recommend it early in the morning between 7-8. Or in the evening from 4-6. That road is narrow with lots of blind turns. Some folks are getting to aggressive on this road. They are not watching their speed either. For those of you who think this is annoying, think of how upset you'd be if you or someone you know slid into the into the ravine b/c it wasn't fixed. Stop complaining and wake up a bit earlier! It's your tax dollars at work folks.
Shannon S. March 10, 2011 at 02:21 AM
Totaly agree with that. We have so many accidents on that road. If we have an emergency, the accidents would be ten fold or more.
Barb H. March 10, 2011 at 02:50 AM
Thanks for your input. Woods Road is my backyard, and while I saw an increase in traffic, it didn't look horrible. I don't have to commute, but my husband does need to get to I-44. (Kinda sucks that we live across from the YMCA and the road is closed at Turkey Track). But, it still looks like an easier commute than when they closed 109 to replace the bridge at Woods Rd/109. I just wanted to make sure that he could get past the detour at Old State in order to get to Woods Rd.
John Rooney March 13, 2011 at 06:46 PM
We are open at Meadows of Wildwood. Follow the banners along generations drive next to the college and YMCA. Open Daily 11-5 pm www.meadowsofwildwood.com Thank you


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