ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Buchanan County Route 116 bridge over the Platte River will close soon for a bridge rehabilitation project. Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Route 116 at the Platte River, between Routes E and F, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, to replace the bridge bearings. The bridge could remain closed through Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

A signed detour will direct motorists over Routes MM, H and E around the closure.

This work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.

MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at

Also at, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media.

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