Closure rescheduled for Route 190 west of Chillicothe

Part of the Thompson River Bridge deck replacement project

CHILLICOTHE – Tonight’s closure of the Thompson River Bridge on Route 190 in Livingston County has been postponed. Construction that must be completed prior to the second of two scheduled bridge deck pours is still underway, delaying the closure. Crews will now close the bridge on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. The around-the-clock closure will continue through Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon.

Emergency vehicles ONLY will be permitted to cross the bridge beginning the morning of Nov. 9. Non-emergency traffic will be permitted to resume use of the bridge the afternoon of Nov. 12. The extended closure for non-emergency traffic is in order to allow the concrete on the new driving surface to completely cure. When the bridge reopens, it will again be open to only one lane, with the 10-foot width restriction in place.

All traffic will be directed over a signed detour route on Routes 190, U.S. Route 65 and Route 6 through Jamesport and Trenton.

As with all construction, work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

Additional work will be needed before the project is complete. Contractors plan to have the bridge open to two-way traffic in early November.

The project to replace the bridge deck over the Grand River, led by contractors from Comanche Construction, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been active since early March on Route 190 at the Thompson River Bridge just west of Chillicothe. 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.

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone Down. Arrive alive. Drivers are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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