ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The replacement of the bridge deck on the Little Muddy Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route M is now complete, and the road has reopened to all traffic. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to rehabilitate the bridge, located approximately 2.5 miles east of U.S. Route 65, near Mercer. This project is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
Crews closed the bridge to all traffic on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, and were able to reopen it late yesterday afternoon.
The new bridge is six feet wider and up to current standards with all load postings removed.
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 traveler.modot.org.
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