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Temporary Katy Trail closure at Rocheport

Due to construction on the Moniteau Creek Bridge in Rocheport, the Katy Trail is closed from the Rocheport Trailhead at Milepost 178.3 to Davisdale Conservation Area at Milepost 182.2. This section is anticipated to re-open mid-May, 2011.

During construction, trail users are being rerouted to Hwy. 40, so will need to use caution. Signs will direct trail users to follow the below detour:

Traveling west:
From the Rocheport Trailhead, follow Katy Trail to Central Street (.2 mile). Turn right onto Central Street. Central Street becomes Hwy. 240 Spur (.1 mile). Take Hwy. 240 Spur to Hwy. 40 (1.0 mile). Turn left onto Hwy. 40. Take Hwy. 40 to the Davisdale Conservation Area parking lot (3.2 miles). Enter Katy Trail from the far side of the parking lot. Turn left out of the parking lot onto Katy Trail.

Traveling east:
From the New Franklin Trailhead, follow the Katy Trail to the Davisdale Conservation Area parking lot (6.0 miles). Turn right into the parking lot. Turn left onto Hwy. 40. Take Hwy. 40 to Hwy. 240 Spur (3.2 miles). Turn right onto Hwy. 240 Spur. At Rocheport, Hwy. 240 Spur becomes Central Street (.1 mile). Take Central Street to Katy Trail (.2 mile). Turn left onto Katy Trail.

While following the detour, trail users should use caution since they may experience travel over city streets and highways; motor vehicles traveling at high speeds; uneven or loose gravel on road surfaces; and narrow roads and lanes.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your paitence while the bridge is being replaced. For an update, call 573-449-7402 or visit http://www.mostateparks.com/katytrail/conditions.htm.
posted Jan 12 2011 4:39PM - Dawn Fredrickson, Katy Trail Coordinator

Thanks DNR.....this has been needing fixed for some time now. It's good to see our tax dollars at work!
posted Jan 13 2011 11:13AM - Trek

That is a pretty good hill from either directions on HWY 40 if you are only used to the flat KATY. We had to take that detour last year due to the flooding west of Rocheport...I was pulling a BOB trailer and I was pooped!
posted Jan 13 2011 6:13PM - MidSouth, Rogersville, MO

As a courtesy to School House guests, if you do not want to ride on the highway detour, we can provide a shuttle for you and your bike from the Davisdale Conservation Area parking lot to the School House in Rocheport or vice versa. Please mention this when booking and let us know if you wish to take advantage of our shuttle service and if so which direction (east or west) you are traveling to get to Rocheport. In our response to your reservation we will provide contact information for pick up time arrangements on the day of your arrival at the School House. Availability and reservations at www.schoolhousebb.com.
posted Feb 16 2011 8:28PM - School House B+B Inn, Rocheport

Now that's just plain old good service!
posted Feb 17 2011 12:45AM - Trek

Love to see maintenance being done on the trail, but sure hope this is completed before the Pedalers Jamboree over Memorial Day weekend. That detour will be tough with the little ones.
posted Feb 17 2011 4:15PM - MidSouth, Rogersville, MO

Bummer - that is my training route- Boonville to Rocheport and south, then back. However, it will be great to have the bridge upgraded.
posted Mar 6 2011 1:45AM - zgeezer

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