The St. Clair County Route V bridge over Coon Creek south of Osceola will be CLOSED for up to 134 days while contractor crews rehabilitate the bridge starting the week of March 13, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

Contractor crews will remove and replace the bridge deck/driving surface. The project also includes adding new barrier walls, guardrail, object markers and permanent striping.

Traffic Impacts:

All lanes of St. Clair County Route V CLOSED where crews are working

Drivers will have access to entrances at either end of the bridge, but will not be able to drive through the work zone

No signed detour

Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone

Drivers urged to find alternate routes to avoid work zone

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

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

The Coon Creek bridge was built in 1976 and carries approximately 190 vehicles per day.

Project background:

Prime Contractor: Hartman & Company Inc., Springfield

Completion Date: November 1, 2023

Total project cost: $975,000.