SALISBURY, Mo. – Under construction since the beginning of August 2019, the project to replace the Middle Fork Chariton River and Overflow bridges, located just east of Salisbury on U.S. Route 24, is now complete. The bridges were some of the first to be constructed as part of Gov. Parson’s Focus on Bridges program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The $351 million program will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
Contractors from E & C Bridge, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, worked to bring the bridges up to current standards.
Crews staged construction to allow one lane of traffic through the work zone at all times using temporary traffic signals. Today, March 25, 2020, crews were able to open all lanes to two-way traffic, though some work may still occur off the roadway.
MoDOT encourages all travelers to remain alert, slow down, and eliminate distractions, as there may still be crews working near the traveling public.
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.