MoDot has reported a closure to northbound 291 over the Missouri River at Sugar Creek beginning Wednesday, May 6th.

291 Bridge Deterioration 050615During a routine inspection, the Missouri Department of Transportation found significant deterioration to the 66 year old bridge which is reported to carry almost 11,000 vehicles a day.

A timeline for repairs is unknown at the moment. For the time being, northbound traffic will be moved to the southbound lanes, making bridge traffic one lane each direction.

More information regarding road closures can be found at modot.gov