BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 6/17/2022 7:22:06 AM:
Mark, you are correct. It looks like they just started work to replace the Hwy 40 bridge. The good news is that the detour is very short and the traffic will be minimal. This is nothing compared to the big detour (2+ miles on the highway) that was recently resolved.
Here is the press release:
The U.S. Route 40 Bridge over Salt Creek and the Katy Trail will begin on Monday, June 6, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The 80-year-old bridge will be replaced with a smoother and wider bridge meant to improve motorist safety.
The route could be closed for up to six months during construction. A detour will be in place along Route 40 for motorists and along the Katy Trail as well.