Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 65 in Livingston County now open to two-way traffic

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – The bridge over the Grand River on Livingston County U.S. Route 65, just south of Chillicothe, is now open to two-way traffic. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co. to rehabilitate the bridge’s deck or driving surface. 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.

Crews began work in March to relocate an access road, then closed one lane of the bridge in April to begin replacing the bridge deck under staged construction. For the majority of the project, traffic was still able to cross the bridge with temporary traffic signals directing motorists through the work zone.

Today, Wednesday, Dec. 9, the contractor and MoDOT were able to restore two-way traffic over the bridge. Some off-road work may still occur and motorists should continue to use caution as workers may be close to the roadway.

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, sign up online for work zone updates, visit and view the online Traveler Information Map, or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) In addition, MoDOT provides updated information via social media .

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