Reminder: Gentry U.S. Route 169 bridge deck replacement to begin Wednesday

St. Joseph, Mo. – The bridge on Gentry County U.S. Route 169 over Middle Fork of the Grand River, near Gentry, will soon receive a new deck. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the bridge deck replacement project on Wednesday, May 19. 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.

The road will close to all traffic on May 19 and is scheduled to remain closed through early August. During the closure, motorists will be directed along a signed detour using Routes W and YY.

Drivers are urged to stay alert and pay attention to all roadway signing and barricades.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

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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