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Drivers concerned about I-44 'dip' in construction zone

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Daily commuters of Interstate 44 have been dealing with a dip in the road that is causing concern for some drivers since construction began earlier this year.

The dip is located in the eastbound lanes on I-44 just after the Shrewsbury overpass in a construction zone.

Driver Nicole Rapp reached out to News 4 Tuesday after she saw a tractor trailer nearly tip over driving through the dip Monday night.

“I was like oh my God ‘cause I thought the trailer was going to tip over,” said Rapp. “His whole trailer was going back and forth and I had to swerve over to the right, luckily there wasn’t a car there.”

Jeff Boehler of MoDOT says the area cannot be leveled off because there’s a drain at that location. He says drivers need to really abide by the 50 mile an hour speed limit in the construction zone.

Boehler says those speed limits are set not only to help protect workers but are set for the driving conditions.

The lane configuration causing the drivers to go over the dip is set to stay that way until December.

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