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Route 51 in Perry County, Missouri will be reduced for rehab of the Chester Bridge

The Mississippi River Bridge at Chester

Work to rehabilitate the Chester Bridge will soon get underway.

The upcoming maintenance project will include pavement rehab and some minor structural steel repairs.

As work is underway, Route 51 on the Missouri side will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction in the vicinity of the bridge.

The width restriction will mean large equipment, such as combines, will be unable to cross the bridge during the rehab project.

Weather permitting, work will begin July 5, with completion anticipated on December 1.

Traffic will continue to use the existing structure as the new Chester Bridge is under construction.

The project team is currently working through the design-build process.

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