Drivers should expect lane reductions and traffic delays when a project to rehabilitate the U.S. Route 54/Little Dry Wood Creek bridges west of Nevada begins the week of March 11, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will remove the bridge deck/driving surface on both east- and westbound bridges and replace it with a new driving surface.

Traffic impacts:

Beginning the week of March 11, contractor crews will CLOSE the westbound bridge and shift traffic head-to-head on the eastbound lanes until mid-summer

When contractor completes work on westbound bridge, the eastbound bridge will CLOSE and traffic shifted head-to-head on the westbound lanes for duration of the project

Drivers should expect traffic delays

Watch for equipment and crews entering and exiting the work zone

Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone

Drivers should consider alternate routes during the project

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

Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule.

Project information:

Prime contractor – Capital Paving and Construction LLC, Columbia

Total project cost: $2.3 million

Contract completion date: Nov. 1, 2024