Bridge construction to cause traffic delay

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Motorists should expect delays on northbound Interstate 55 at the Nash Road exit on Wednesday and Thursday as construction workers set girders for the new Diversion Channel bridge, state highway officials said. The delays will be on the northbound I-55 ramp. "We will have to stop traffic for 10 to 15 minutes at a time," said Missouri Department of Transportation resident engineer Bob Wilson. The construction work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. After this work is completed, the contractor will begin forming the bridge deck, Wilson said. The new bridge is expected to be opened to traffic by late winter, he said.

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