The Missouri Department of Transportation is on track to have their bridge painting completed by mid-October. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with MoDOT’s Aaron Peck:

Aaron Peck

According to Peck, contractors are about half-way through the process. “There are ten bridges total that are part of this contract. They’re just wrapping up their fifth out of the ten right now.”

Each bridge takes about one week to paint.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work zones.

Peck added that the main purpose of the project is sustainability. “Part of keeping a bridge healthy and getting the full life out of them is to protect the steel girders that hold the bridge up. Bridge paint is one of the primary ways to protect them and keep them from rusting or corroding over time. By painting them we protect them from the elements and we can get more out of the bridge.”

The following bridges remain:

Route M, north of Carrollton
Route F, east of Miami
Route 127, between Grand Pass and Malta Bend
Route TT, at Arrow Rock
Route YY, at Marshall