Temporarily open at Pierce City on MO-37, roadway collapses over drainage culvert; Permanent replacement possibly next week as supplies arrive

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 37 Temporarily OPEN West of #PierceCity Following Culvert Collapse Where: Missouri Route 37 west…

Posted by MoDOT Southwest Missouri on Thursday, July 8, 2021

UPDATE: MoDOT SW release information at noon on Thursday for travelers on MO-37 and those in Pierce City. “MoDOT crews have temporarily repaired section of Route 37 following collapse of culvert. Crews will close the highway again to make permanent repairs once materials arrive, likely sometime next week.”


PIERCE CITY, Mo. — About 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening MODOT set up a road block on MO-37 just west of Pierce City as a section of roadway collapsed over a drainage culvert. 

The hole is about 3 feet by 4 feet and is collapsed down about 2 feet. 

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Road closed on Mo-37 S from 1/10 mile after CRD 2230 E to 1/2 mile before RR.”  — MODOT TRAVELERS APP

You can see a patch where it has occurred before,and signs nearby say warning area may flood. 

No one was injured or crashed that we are aware. 

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