Putnam County Route YY bridge rehabilitation project to begin soon

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A project to rehabilitate the Sandy Creek Bridge on Putnam County Route YY, north of U.S. Route 136 near Unionville, is scheduled to begin Aug. 1. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the rehabilitation project.

Crews plan to close the bridge to all traffic on Monday, Aug.1, at approximately 7 a.m. The bridge is expected to remain closed through early September 2022. During the closure, motorists will need to use an alternate route.

The project includes bringing the bridge deck up to current standards, improving the driving surface and removing the current load posting, which limits the speed of vehicles greater that 19 tons.

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

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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