Traffic Alert: Truck Hits, Damages Bridge, Closing Lanes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- MoDOT says the northbound lanes of Kansas Expressway just south of Chestnut Expressway near the Paul Mueller plant, will be closed until further notice after a truck hit the bridge, damaging it.

Northbound traffic is being diverted to College Street.  The lanes will be closed until the railroad conducts a safety inspection of the bridge.

Traffic Impacts:
• Northbound traffic being diverted via College Street. 
• Southbound traffic is not affected. 
• Drivers urged to avoid the area if possible. 
• Northbound will be reopened once railroad bridge inspection teams determine that bridge is safe for travel underneath it.
• No estimated duration time 

(news release from MoDOT)


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