TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound Route 171 Down to One Lane Near Carthage for Bridge Repairs July 7-Aug. 20

Where: Westbound Missouri Route 171 bridge over Center Creek west of Carthage

When: ‘Round the clock between July 7 and August 20

What: MoDOT crews repairing bridge expansion joint (bridge component connecting bridge to pavement

Traffic Impacts:

  • One westbound lane of Route 171 closed where crews are working. One westbound lane will remain open at all times.
  • Lane closed ‘round the clock due to the nature of the repairs
  • Open lane reduced to 10 feet width
  • Speed limit reduced to 50 mph
  • Drivers can expect delays

Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.


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