US 65 Grand River Bridge To Close Friday Night – Emergency Shoulder Repairs
US Highway 65, south of Chillicothe, will be closed in the overnight hours Friday. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced the closure to allow for emergency repairs to the shoulder near the Grand River Bridge. MoDOT reports the highway shoulders are not built to withstand constant traffic on them as roadways are. With traffic patterns changed for the Grand River Bridge deck replacement project, the shoulders at the end of the bridge have taken a beating from heavier traffic.
Contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will repair the shoulders during an overnight closure of US 65 at the bridge.
Crews plan to close US 65 on Friday at 8:00 pm at the bridge and reopen it Saturday morning, at 6:00 am. When reopened, it will again be open to only one lane, with the 11.5-foot width restriction in place.
All traffic will be directed over the signed detour route used previously: Routes Z, C, DD, D and U.S. Route 36. Route C between Route Z and U.S. Route 36 will be closed to all but local traffic – those living and/or working along Route C.