Atchison County I-29 traffic to move head-to-head

Joint repair planned for northbound Nishnabotna River bridge

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The northbound bridge over the Nishnabotna River will close Wednesday, March 6, for a joint repair. Crews from Phillips Hardy, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, are completing the repair following a rehabilitation project of the north and southbound bridges located just south of the Iowa state line.

During the northbound bridge closure, crossovers will be utilized to direct traffic head-to-head in the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at the bridges. A 15-foot width restriction will be in place for northbound traffic. The joint repair is expected to be completed in early May.

This bridge, along with the southbound bridge, is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.

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  

While at, 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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