U.S. Route 159 to narrow for bridge project

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A bridge rehabilitation project will begin at soon at the Big Lake Overflow Bridge on U.S. Route 159, west of Route 111. Contractors from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to begin work Monday, May 16. Work is scheduled to continue through late July.

During the bridge project, traffic will be narrowed to one lane and directed over the bridge with traffic signals.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

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 traveler.modot.org.

While at modot.org, 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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