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Alert Travelers and Quick Repairs Keep MoDOT Hwy 22 Safe

The combination of an alert motorist, efficient DOT and the right product repaired an important bridge deck in 12 hours.

August 19, 2021

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Nighttime concrete work.
Courtesy Photo/Missouri Department of Transportation

In Missouri, motorists traveling on Highway 22, just east of Centralia in Audrain County, reported a large hole in the Youngs Creek Bridge deck at 11:30 a.m. The large hole in the westbound lane of the 67-year-old bridge created a safety concern for travelers.

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Northeast District bridge crews responded and immediately closed the westbound lane. To tackle this critical repair, CTS Cement’s Rapid Set DOT Cement was recommended, as it is used throughout Missouri for bridge repairs operations.

Rapid Set DOT Cement is preferred because it is ready for traffic and loading in 1 hour.  It allows for customized mix designs based on the type of application, is low-shrinkage, resistant to chemical attack, and contains an air-entrained admixture for long life in freeze-thaw regions.

To facilitate the size of the repair, the St. Louis District bridge crew was called to provide a volumetric mixer truck, which could quickly mix the large volume of material needed.

CTS Manufacturing’s plant and distribution facility in Mexico, Mo., arranged for an after-hours pickup of material. MoDOT’s crews picked up the extra materials needed for the emergency repair, which started around 4:00 p.m. the same day. Due to the experience and knowledge of the MoDOT bridge crews, and Rapid Set DOT Cement’s rapid-setting material and quick return to service, the bridge on Highway 22 was reopened to traffic at 11:30 p.m.

The result was minimal disruption to traffic during the repair. Travelers now have a safe road to drive on.


Project:                       Missouri Highway 22

Location:                    East of Centralia in Audrain County, Mo.

Type of Project:         Highway

Owner:                        Missouri Department of Transportation

Contractor:                Northeast District bridge crew

Start/End Dates:        February 11, 2020

CTS products used: Rapid Set DOT Cement


About CTS Cement

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation manufactures Rapid Set® professional-grade cement products and Komponent® Type K shrinkage-compensating cement for concrete repairs, restoration, and new construction projects. Contractors, owners, engineers and architects choose Rapid Set and Komponent to eliminate problems they have with other concrete repair materials, to save time and money, when superior durability is required, and results need to be structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. For more information, please visit www.ctscement.com.


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