Gentry County U.S. Route 169 bridge now open

St. Joseph, Mo. – Gentry County U.S. Route 169 is now open at the Middle Fork of the Grand River Bridge. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, opened the roadway Friday afternoon, Aug. 13, after completing a bridge rehabilitation project, which began in mid-May.

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.

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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