Friday, September 9, 2022

TRAFFIC ALERT: Schedule Update for Bates Co. Route B/Drainage Ditch Bridge East of Rich Hill

What: Schedule for closure of Bates County Route B/Drainage Ditch bridge updated

Bridge will CLOSE week of September 12 while contractor performs test drilling
Bridge will temporarily OPEN to traffic in time for local community event September 23-25

Bridge will CLOSE again for duration of replacement project
Contract completion date for project remains December 1, 2023

Traffic impacts: All lanes of Route B CLOSED where crews are working

Drivers will be able to access entrances on either end of the bridge, but will not be able to travel through the work zone

Drivers will be directed along a signed detour using Bates County Route N, Missouri Route 52, I-49 and Route B
Drivers urged to find alternate routes around work zone
Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone

Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule.

This contract also includes replacing the Bates County Route B bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River and Bates County Route BB bridge over the South Deepwater Branch east of Butler. Work on Route BB began in early August and is currently underway.

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