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May 06, 2011 01:39 PM
Bridge Replacement Scheduled for Route 5 Soap Creek Bridge in Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY - After working closely with local stakeholders, the Missouri Department of Transportation has confirmed the construction schedule for the Route 5 bridge over Soap Creek in Morgan County. The bridge is located approximately a half mile north of Route P.

If the weather permits, the bridge replacement is now scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 3, 2011, following the 2011 Apple Festival in Versailles.  The entire bridge will be replaced and the work will take approximately 50 days to complete.  The bridge will be completely closed during construction and traffic will be detoured around the work area using Routes 135 and J.

MoDOT is working closely with the contractor to condense the work schedule as much as possible to minimize the impact to motorists. The department appreciates the cooperation and patience of the community in order to make these much needed improvements to Route 5.

The improvements are part of MoDOT's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which will improve 802 of Missouri's worst bridges in five years - by the end of 2013.  Ninety bridges are being replaced or repaired in the mid-Missouri area as a part of this program.  So far, more than 360 bridges included in the program have been improved statewide.

For more information or for a complete listing of bridges included in the program, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or log onto www.modot.org/central. You can also follow MoDOT's Central District on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MoDOT_Central.

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