Where: Lawrence County Route V bridge over Williams Creek near Mt. Vernon
When: As of 12 p.m., Friday, November 18
Details: This bridge closed in mid-September while contractor crews rehabilitated the old bridge. Crews demolished the existing bridge deck/driving surface and beams, leaving the piers and foundation which were re-used in the new structure. In addition, the contractor added new barrier walls, object markers at the ends of the bridge, an upgraded drainage system and new permanent striping. The bridge also was widened by two feet.
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.
(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)
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