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Highway 76 between Ava and Goodhope is being closed two days this week as contractor crews do maintenance on the bridge over Beaver Creek. This route was closed for several weeks last fall for during construction of this new bridge.
The work was scheduled to be done on Wednesday and Thursday this week, with the bridge to be opened to traffic by 5 o’clock today (May 31).
Also, Highway 76 east of Ava is scheduled to close next Monday, June 11, and will be closed all summer as contractors replace that bridge as part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
That section of road will be closed until the project is completed around the first of August.
In the meantime, Route A in Douglas County will be reduced to one lane as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance on June 4.
The bridge over Spring Creek is located between County Road A-408 and County Road A-409. The work is scheduled to be done between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, weather permitting.
Bridge maintenance is also planned on Route JJ in Ozark County this week and was expected to be completed today (Thursday). This work is scheduled on the Little Creek bridge between County Road 920 and Route 95.
Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Highway 5 north of Ava will be reduced to one lane in Douglas and Wright counties as MoDOT crews perform bridge maintenance through Monday, June 4.
Work in Douglas County will be on the Bryant Creek Bridge located between County Road 5-104 and County Road 5-512.
Work in Wright County will be over the BNSF Railroad and is located between Burlington Road and Slate Lane.
All work zones will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near these areas.
For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit http://www.modot.org/southeast .