The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Phillips Hardy, Inc. to replace the bridge decks on four bridges in Northwest Missouri. They will begin with the bridge on Holt County Route T over Spring Branch near Oregon. Contractors planned to close the bridge to all traffic Monday, March 2. The plan to reopen the bridge by mid-May 2020. At that time, they’ll move to the Route T bridge over Easter Creek, also near Oregon. Following the completion of the Easter Creek Bridge they will close the bridge on Route H in Holt County over Nichols Creek. The final bridge to close and receive a new bridge deck as part of this project is on Atchison County Route U, just over one mile south of U.S. Route 136 near Phelps City.

These bridges are included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The program appropriated $50 million in state general revenue to fund 45 high priority bridge projects throughout the state.

All work and schedules are weather permitting. During each closure, motorists must use an alternate route.

MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure everyone is able to “Arrive Alive.”

For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit and view the online Traveler Information Map.In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at