Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This spring and summer three bridges in southern Callaway County will be reconstructed, making it necessary for detours throughout the period starting in March and ending in August.
Two of the three bridges are located along Missouri 94 and the other is located on Route PP near Missouri 94.
Nicole Hood, district design engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said only one of the three bridges will be worked on at the same time in order to minimize detours.
Hood said all three bridges will be closed while they are being reconstructed.
The first bridge to be rebuilt is over the Middle River along Route PP west of Mokane. Work will begin in late March and continue for 54 days.
Route PP traffic will be detoured along PP to AA, to 94 and back to PP.
The existing Middle River bridge on PP was built in 1961. It is 172 feet long and 20 feet wide. The new bridge will be 175 feet long and 34 feet wide.
The second bridge to be rebuilt is over East Wing Creek along Missouri 94 east of Mokane. Work will begin in mid-May and continue for 43 days.