Work to both bridges on Route C north of Albany is now complete and the route is open to all traffic.
Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation were able to complete both bridge deck replacements near Route J ahead of schedule and reopened the road to all traffic just before noon today. The Weldon Branch Creek Bridge, south of Route J, closed May 23, and the bridge over Panther Creek Branch, north of Route J, closed June 6.
Both bridges were built in 1969. The Weldon Branch Bridge carries approximately 600 cars per day, while the Panther Creek Bridge handles approximately 400 cars per day. MoDOT has 10,400 bridges on the state system, including more than 1,300 in the 20 counties of the Northwest District. Most of the state’s bridges were designed and built to last 50 years. These bridge deck replacements are part of a diligent program of inspection, repair, and maintenance that keeps these structures in service.
Some work off the driving surface may still occur that will not impede the flow of traffic. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely through work zones to ensure everyone is able to Arrive Alive.