REMINDER U.S. Route 169 near Union Star closing Monday

Third Fork Platte River Bridge set to be replaced

UNION STAR, Mo. – REMINDER: contractors plan to close the Third Fork Platte River Bridge just east of Union Star on U.S. Route 169 on Monday, April 1, 2019. The bridge, built in 1931, is being replaced by contractors from Boone Construction, Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. The contractor plans to reopen the bridge in July.

A signed detour will redirect motorists around the closure over Routes 48 and M.

Visit the project’s webpage to learn more about the plans for the new bridge and to sign up for project-specific updates via email at

As with all construction, work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636Image removed.) or visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at



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