Sullivan County bridge replacements scheduled to begin

Bridge Work

After holding up to the wear and tear of more than 2,000 combined cars and trucks each day, two Sullivan County bridges are in need of replacement. The bridges, located on U.S. Route 6 near Milan, will be rebuilt on the same alignment as their predecessors. To do so, the bridges will need to close during construction.

Contractors from Boone Construction Company of Columbia, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to first close the West Locust Creek Bridge, east of Route 5 near Milan, on Monday, April 30 with a planned reopening in early July. Crews will close the West Yellow Creek Bridge west of Route 6 near Humphries, Monday on May 13 with a planned reopening early August. Both Bridges will be closed from mid-May through early July.

Travelers over the new structures will see roadway improvements and safety enhancements. Each new bridge will be 32-feet wide lanes, eight feet wider than the current bridge lanes, and new four-foot shoulders.

During these closures, motorists will need to seek an alternate route. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.