Cross road culverts to be installed as part of bridge project

Route V in Chillicothe will be closed next week, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Route V will close Monday, Oct. 21 for the installation of new cross road culverts at the intersection of Route V and Missouri Avenue. Traffic will be routed around the closure on East Street and East Bridge Street. Contractors will work with residents to allow access to their property during the closure. The closure is anticipated to last one week.
This $1.4 million bridge replacement project was awarded to APAC-Missouri Inc. The new bridge will be built on Route V connecting East Polk Street and Polk Street, just north of the current bridge.
The new project will also benefit the public as it will straighten out the alignment of Route V, according to MoDOT spokeswoman Marcia Johnson.  Currently, drivers have to make a series of sharp turns, but once the project is complete the sharp turns will be eliminated. The new bridge will be concrete and have more gently-sloped approaches which are easier to drive in large trucks or during inclement weather.
All work is weather permitting. MoDOT apologizes for any inconvenience that this necessary work may cause. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up and drive safely through work zones to ensure everyone can Arrive Alive.