Redecking of the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 190, west of Chillicothe, is set to begin soon. The Missouri Department of Transportation has set a timeline for the work. This timeline begins on March 2nd.
The first week of work will be a driveway entrance on the northwest corner of the bridge. This will need to be relocated during the construction.
Bridge construction will begin March 9, 2020, and will be staged to allow one lane of traffic over the bridge throughout much of the project, with a 10-foot width restriction. Temporary traffic signals will be used to guide motorists through the work zone.
During two portions of the project to connect the new bridge deck with the roadway, complete closure of Route 190 at the bridge will be necessary. The exact dates of the closures are not known at this time, but one is anticipated in mid to late June and one in mid to late October. During those closures, traffic will be directed over a signed detour that includes Highway 190, Highway 6 and US 65.
Contractors plan to have the bridge open to two-way traffic by Thanksgiving. As with all construction, work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.