TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 97/North White Oak Creek Bridge North of Stotts City OPEN to Traffic

Where: Missouri Route 97 bridge over North White Oak Creek north of Stotts City

When: As of 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 3

Details: This bridge closed in May while contractor crews replaced the existing bridge with a new one. This was the last of four bridges replaced on Route 97 between Lawrence County Route NN and Missouri Route 96. All of Route 97 is now OPEN in Lawrence County.

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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