JEFFERSON CITY - When the Route Z bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 2 in Scott County opened Friday it became the 300th bridge completed through the Missouri Department of Transportation's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
The program is fast at work repairing or replacing 802 of the worst bridges in the state, with a new or improved bridge opening about every two and a half days.
By the end of the year, MoDOT estimates 330 new or rehabilitated bridges will be opened to traffic statewide since the program began in September 2008. Next year, the program will pursue an even more aggressive schedule. The statewide Safe & Sound team will tackle more than 330 bridge projects in 2011.
For more information, including an interactive Web map that includes suggested detour routes, project details and schedule information, visit www.modot.org/safeandsound.
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