The bridge deck replacement project on Highway 190, west of Chillicothe has progressed to the point contractors will have to close the road for a few days.
Highway 190 at the Thompson River Bridge will close to traffic next Wednesday, July 29th, at 8:00 pm. Emergency vehicles ONLY will be permitted to cross the bridge beginning the morning of July 30. Non-emergency traffic will not be permitted to use the bridge until Saturday, August 1st at 3:00 pm. The extended closure for non-emergency traffic is in order to allow the concrete on the new driving surface to completely cure. When the bridge reopens, it will again be open to only one lane, with the 10-foot width restriction in place.
A signed detour will be in place from July 29th through August 1st, directing motorists over Highway 190, US 65, and Highway 6 through Trenton and Jamesport.
Contractors plan to have the bridge open to two-way traffic by Thanksgiving.