Friday, May 20, 2016

Route C to Close Monday, May 23rd

The first of two bridges on Route C receiving new bridge decks will close Monday, May 23, 2016. The bridge over Weldon Branch is located just south of Route J and will be closed early on the morning of May 23, 2016. The Panther Creek Bridge, located north of Route J, will close after Memorial Day to allow more time for planting season. During these closures, motorists will need to use alternate routes.

Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to have both bridges completed in July. All scheduled work is subject to change and delays may change the completion date.

Both bridges were built in 1969. The Weldon Branch Bridge carries approximately 600 cars per day, while the Panther Creek Bridges handles approximately 400 cars per day. MoDOT has 10,400 bridges on the state system, including more than 1,300 in the 20 counties of the Northwest District. Most of the state’s bridges were designed and built to last 50 years. These bridge deck replacements are part of a diligent program of inspection, repair and maintenance that keeps these structures in service.

MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, and eliminate distractions to ensure everyone is able to Arrive Alive.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) 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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