US 65 Grand River Bridge Closes EARLY Tuesday Morning

If you travel US 65 south of Chillicothe, you will need to add a little extra time to your commute beginning Tuesday morning.

MoDOT will close US 65 south of US 36 beginning 1:00 am Tuesday.   This is to allow the pour of concrete for the new bridge deck on the Grand River Bridge.  Once the bridge closes, the contractor will allow only emergency vehicles through the work zone until the bridge re-opens Friday at Noon.

During the closure, motorists will need to follow a marked detour.  For southbound traffic the detour is from US 65 – west on US 36 to Route D, South to Route DD, East to Route C, continue East to Route Z and North to US 65.  For northbound traffic, it would be the opposite.

Route C, South of Utica will be open to only local residents and businesses.  MoDOT is concerned about an increased traffic load damaging the bridge on Route C.

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