Route W in Butler County will be closed as contractor crews replace a bridge over the Black River. The bridge is located between County Road 525 and Ravenwood Lane near Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, with completion anticipated Friday, Sept. 30. A signed detour will be in place during construction. In addition, the Hilliard River Access will be temporarily closed to the public during construction. This bridge is part of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Bootheel Bridge Bundle design-build project, which will improve 17 bridges throughout Southeast Missouri. The bridge is also included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. A total of 13 Focus bridges will be addressed through the Bootheel Bridge Bundle.
Eastbound U.S. 60 in Butler and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located between Route DD and one mile east of Route 51 near Fisk, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22. The work zone will be in place 24 hours a day until work is completed.