TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 96 Bridges Over Turnback & Johnson Creeks Near Halltown OPEN to Traffic

Where: Missouri Route 96 bridges over Turnback and Johnson creeks west of Halltown

When: As of 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 23

Details: These bridges closed in August while contractor crews rehabilitated the existing bridges. All of Route 96 is now OPEN in Lawrence County, however drivers may still encounter occasional lane closings and flaggers while the contractor finishes up some remaining work.

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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