Route T bridge finally being replaced due to old age

Work is to begin this week on the 61-year-old Gasconade County Route T bridge over the Bourbeuse River, which is being replaced due to deterioration.

Work is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 and is expected to be completed in December. The bridge, located south of Owensville, will be closed to traffic while work takes place. Message boards are up in the area to inform drivers of the bridge closure. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes around the construction zone.

The existing Route T bridge was built in 1958 and is 20 feet wide. The new bridge will have a deck width of 24 feet, increasing traffic safety.

All work is weather permitting. The Missouri Department of Transportation appreciates the patience of motorists as work takes place.

For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/gasconade-county-route-t-bourbeuse-river-bridge-replacement. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates

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