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Veterans Boulevard Bridge closing for repairs

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 3:14 pm | Updated: 9:53 am, Mon Apr 1, 2013.

The Veterans Boulevard Bridge is scheduled for closure starting at 9 a.m. on Monday. Veterans Boulevard Bridge is the bridge over Roark Creek just south of Cox Medical Center Branson. The closure is being done so that the City of Branson’s contractor can complete some needed maintenance and rehabilitation of the structure. This is the third major rehabilitation for this bridge, which was first built in the 1930s.

A majority of the bridge work is scheduled to be completed by May 24, when the road is expected to be opened back to two lanes of traffic. From April 1-May 24 the public should expect that the bridge will remain closed completely. After May 24, the only remaining work should be limited to the pedestrian fencing and street lights which should allow the bridge to remain open. There may be some temporary times that one lane may be closed while the work is completed.

A detour route will be established and signage installed to guide motorists around the closure. Veterans Boulevard will be closed from the south side of the roundabout to Oklahoma Street. Businesses located within the closure zone will remain open and the public is encouraged to continue to support these affected businesses.

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