TRAFFIC ALERT: Missouri Route 37-Dry Branch Bridge Near Pierce City OPEN to Traffic


Where: Missouri Route 37 bridge over Dry Branch near Pierce City

When: As of 12:30 p.m., Friday, August 19

Details: This bridge closed in late May while contractor crews replaced the old bridge with a new, 28-foot-wide structure, which is slightly wider than the previous bridge.

This work was part of a three-year project to improve 25 bridges within 15 miles of I-44 across the Southwest District. Of the 25 bridges in the project, known as the I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle, seven (7) are mainline I-44 bridges, five (5) are I-44 overpass bridges and the remaining bridges are on adjacent routes over various features. Sixteen (16) bridges will be replaced and nine (9) bridges will receive major rehabilitation work.

More information about this project can be found on the project website – I-44 Corridor Bridge Bundle


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