Weather permitting, beginning the week of October 13, MoDOT and its contractor will close the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River in Pike County for expansion joint repairs. The repairs include the removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints, and miscellaneous concrete work in and around the new expansion joints, and at various locations on the bridge.
MoDOT has scheduled the bridge to be closed to traffic on Monday morning, October 13 beginning at 6 a.m. and reopening on Friday, October 17. The contractor will be working or have equipment/material on the bridge 24 hours a day for the duration of the project, therefore it is necessary to close the bridge. Crews will be working at various times day and night to expedite operations until the expansion joints have been installed, and then crews will have to allow curing time for the concrete before the bridge can be opened to traffic. All lanes will be open by the following Friday, weather permitting.