GOWER, Mo. – The Castile Creek Bridge, located just south of Gower on U.S. Route 169, closed to all traffic on June 10, 2019, for a bridge replacement project. The project to bring the 64-year-old Clinton County bridge up to current standards was awarded to L.G. Barcus and Sons, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Since June, motorists have been detoured over Routes 116 and E, approximately 25 miles from one side of the bridge to the other, with commercial truck traffic directed to use Interstate 29 and Route 92.
Welcome news to all those who have been detoured is the conclusion of the project is in sight! The contractor is scheduled to wrap up on or before Sept. 20, 2019. To celebrate the new bridge, the city of Gower and Gower Area Chamber of Commerce are planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 19 at the bridge. Please check the city of Gower and Gower Area Chamber of Commerce’s social media accounts for updates and specifics on the planned ceremony.
As with all construction, work is weather permitting, and schedules are subject to change.
For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict.