Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin concrete repair work on Interstate 44 in Crawford County next week. The work will close one westbound lane of I-44 between St. James and Bourbon Monday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 13.

Message boards and signs are in place to warn motorists of the lane closure. The Missouri Department of Transportation does not anticipate significant backups during the daytime work hours, and encourages motorists to obey all posted signs through the work zone.

Work is weather permitting and could be delayed.