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Route D in Phelps County to Close for Bridge Replacement Work

PHELPS COUNTY – Replace-ment work on the Phelps County Route D bridge over the Burlington Northern/Sante Fe Railroad is entering its final stages. 

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 13 Route D will be closed at the bridge site to tie in Route D to the new bridge. The road will be closed for 25 days while the work is completed.

Motorists are advised to use the following detour routes around the work zone:

• Route D travelers who want to access Route D south of the closure: Route D to Route 28 southbound to Interstate 44 eastbound back to Route D

• Route D motorists who want to access I-44: Route D to Route 28 south to I-44

• I-44 travelers who want to access Jerome via Route D: continue on I-44 to Route 28 to Route D

Message boards have been installed in the area to inform motorists of the closure. MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work.

For information about this project or other transportation matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit