SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation says crews will be working to fix the Route PP Overpass over Interstate 55 in Scott County and northbound I-55 lanes will be reduced.
The work will fix damage caused by a dump truck hitting the overpass on Sept. 27.
MoDOT says starting Friday, Oct. 14, weather permitting, the northbound lanes of I-55 will be reduced with an 11-foot width restriction from mile marker 80 to 89 as crews start preparatory work to replace the damaged girder.
The Route PP Overpass will close at 5 p.m. and at about 10 p.m., both lanes of northbound I-55 will close and crews will start replacing the girder.
"We realize this will be an inconvenience and tried to minimize the impact as much as possible by scheduling the closure after the Scott City football game," said District Bridge Engineer Jeff Lambert.