Counties Impacted
Route Impacted
Work Type
Bridge Deck Replacement
Highway Feature
Millers Creek

ROAD CLOSURE POSTPONED ONE WEEK: Route J to now close June 19, 2023

The Millers Creek Bridge on Callaway County Route J was built in 1959. The decks, or tops, of both bridges are in poor condition and are in need of replacement. This will improve the condition of the bridge, bring the bridge rails up to current standards, and extend the life of the structure.  


Project Details

June 12 19, 2023 - Sept. 5, 2023


Work Taking Place
Bridge Deck Replacement over Millers Creek

Traffic Impact:  
Callaway County Route J will close at the bridge during its rehabilitation.  A signed detour over Route H, U.S. Route 54 and Route F will be in place throughout the duration of the project. 

Project Milestones

Planning and Design Phase

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its consultant designed a project to replace the bridge deck of the Millers Creek Bridge.

Contract Letting, Award & Notice to Proceed

The project went out for bids as part of MoDOT's February 2023 letting when contractors submitted competitive bids. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a $779,613 contract to Gene Haile Excavating, Inc., during their March 2023. At that time, they gave the contractor a notice to proceed date of April 10, 2023. The notice to proceed is the earliest date the contractor may begin work.

In Progress
Project Construction and Traffic Impacts

At this time, construction is planned June 12 19, through Sept. 5, 2023.

By contract, all work must be complete by Dec. 1, 2023. Once the contractor begins work, they have 85 days to complete the project or they may incur liquidated damages.

The road will be closed at the bridge for the duration of the project. A signed detour will be in place over Route H, U.S. Route 54 and Route F.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?

A: MoDOT strives to be a good steward of taxpayer money. By closing the roadway at the Millers Creek Bridge, the contractor will be able to work more efficiently within a shorter construction period, saving taxpayer dollars and reducing the time period construction will affect motorists.


Q: What is the detour during the bridge closure?

A: During construction, traffic will be directed over a signed detour on Route H, U.S. Route 54 and Route F.


Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?

A: Questions about the project may be directed to MoDOT's Customer Service team at or by phone at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636). Please refer to the Callaway County Route J Millers Creek project in emails or by phone to ensure your questions are directed to the correct personnel.


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