Rehab work on the Buck O’Neil Bridge set to begin in mid May

PCEDC Staff News

The Missouri Department of Transportation is gearing up for a short-term rehabilitation project on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge. Work is tentatively set to begin Saturday, May 19, which will result in the closure of all southbound traffic lanes (Route 169) across the Missouri River through November.

Southbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway/Route 169) Bridge and I-29 will be directed to southbound I-35 and across the Christopher “Kit” Bond Bridge.

Traffic entering onto southbound Route 69 south of I-29 will be directed to southbound Route 9 and across the Heart of America Bridge.

A single lane of Route 169 will remain open south of Route 9 to allow access to the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. All traffic using this lane will be forced off at the southbound Richards Rd. Exit.

All northbound lanes will remain open during the rehabilitation project to ensure easy access for emergency responders and others to the Wheeler Downtown Airport.

The Buck O’Neil Bridge is more than 60 years old and sees on average of about 40,000 vehicles each work day. Crews will be working to repair cables, railing and expansion joints on the structure. The overall project should be completed by December 2018. For more details, go to