Turkey Creek Bridge Construction Causes Delays
COLUMBIA - The first week of construction on Turkey Creek Bridge resulted in frustrating delays for motorists during rush hour on U.S. Highway 63. Tuesday night traffic was backed up considerably around 5 p.m. Drivers had access to only one lane in each direction on the northbound side of the highway, which caused the slowdown.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says construction will last for about a month and a half. The work zone, which stretches for more than a mile, begins near Deer Creek Road just south of Columbia.
The project is part of the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which aims to fix 800 of the state's bridges by the end of 2013. In the mid-Missouri area, the program will replace 90 bridges.