CLAY COUNTY — The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all southbound traffic of the Buck O’Neil Bridge on U.S. Highway 169 between the Richards Road exit and 5th Street beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Work will continue until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, for bridge deck repair work.
Southbound traffic will be detoured to southbound Missouri Highway 9 across the Heart of America Bridge and back to Broadway Boulevard. Southbound Highway 169 traffic will be able to access the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.
In addition, crews will close one lane of northbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil Bridge between 5th Street and the south end of the bridge beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. This work will continue until 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
The exit to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport will remain open and be accessible to northbound Highway 169 traffic.
"The Buck O’Neil Bridge over the Missouri River is more than 60 years old. The aging structure sees more than 40,000 vehicles daily," states a MoDOT release.
All work is weather dependent.