The Missouri Department of Transportation is slated to begin work on a pair of bridge rehabilitation projects in the Central District next week.
Work crews will begin a project to repair the Business 54 Bagnell Dam bridge deck, expansion joints, sidewalks, barrier walls and replace the bridge driving surface starting Tuesday.
That will kick off the three-month construction project at Lake Ozark, which will shut down traffic on Business 54. The Bagnell Dam strip will remain open.
The $1.6 million project, awarded to Concrete Strategies, LLC, is an effort to extend the life of the Osage River bridge that was built in 1929.
Also Tuesday, MODOT contractors will begin replacing the deck of the Camden County Route D bridge over Minnow Brook Creek, southwest of Camdenton.
Through December, the bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic with a temporary traffic signal to guide motorists through the work zone.
MODOT awarded the contract, which also includes rehabilitating the Miller County Route C bridge over Deane Creek, to Lehman Construction for $1.5 million.
The Route D bridge is part of Gov. Mike Parson's Focus on Bridges program, an effort to repair or replace 250 bridges around the state.