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story.lead_photo.caption The Callaway County bridge over Cedar Creek and the Boone County bridge over Little Cedar Creek are in need of rehabilitation. Photo by Olivia Garrett / Fulton Sun.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently accepting public comment on future rehabilitation projects on two Interstate 70 bridges between Kingdom City and Columbia.

The Callaway County bridge over Cedar Creek and the Boone County bridge over Little Cedar Creek are in need of rehabilitation.

Next year, MoDOT plans to begin work to extend the life and usability of both bridges by 15 years.

Area residents and travelers have until April 9 to ask questions or provide feedback on the project at www.modot.org/Westbound70BridgeRehabs.

The westbound bridges over Cedar and Little Cedar creeks were constructed in 1961. According to MoDOT, 20,000 vehicles cross the bridges each day.

Rehabilitating them will cost an estimated $775,000.

Crews will replace the asphalt surface, repair the bridges' substructure, apply an epoxy coating of substructure concrete and repair sinking pavement.

Construction, which MoDOT expects to complete before December 2022, will take two months. All lanes will be open to traffic during the daytime, but there will be periods of overnight, single-lane closures on both bridges.

Specific information about lane closures or details will be announced at a later date online and through signs.

A bid for the project will be awarded next spring.

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