Work is scheduled to begin on March 16.

According to a press release from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) the North Fork Lost Creek Bridge is scheduled to be replaced. Located just south of the DeKalb/Gentry County line on Route A, the North Fork Lost Creek Bridge has been serving motorists since 1935. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike 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. A project to replace the 85-year-old bridge will be led by contractors from Boone Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation.

According to a MoDOT press release, crews plan to close the roadway to all traffic on Monday, March 16, in order to begin the demolition of the old bridge. The road will remain closed through June 2020. Motorists must use an alternate route during the closure.