Sullivan County Route PP bridge replacement to begin

MILAN, Mo. – The bridge on Route PP over the East Medicine Creek, just east of Osgood, was closed in late 2018 after a regularly scheduled inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Next week, contractors from Widel, Inc., working with MoDOT, will begin the replacement of the 65-year-old bridge. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson's $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. During the replacement, drivers should continue using Route 139, Route 6 and Route W to travel around the closure.

Equipment has already begun moving in, preliminary work will begin Monday, March 9, and demolition of the old bridge is scheduled to begin around March 15. The contractor plans to have the bridge reopened to all traffic prior to the Independence Day holiday.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

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