MILLER COUNTY — MoDOT is planning a rehabilitation of the Business 54 Bagnell Dam bridge over the Osage River in Lake Ozark, and nearby residents and travelers are invited to share their thoughts.

The purpose of the project is to repair the bridge deck, expansion joints and barrier walls, and to replace the bridge driving surface and repair the adjacent sidewalk.

Work will require the bridge to be closed for approximately three months. A detour route will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. MoDOT says they will alert travelers and local residents of the closure ahead of time.

The work is expected to begin after the Labor Day holiday of 2021 and be completed by the end of the year.

MoDOT will also hold a virtual open house on Tuesday, February 2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss the rehabilitation project and answer questions. A presentation will be given approximately every 15 minutes.

Participants can log on or call in. All participants will have the opportunity to voice their concerns or ask questions. Those joining on their computer will also be able to type in questions via the Question & Answer option, and a member of the project team will respond.

A recording of the presentation will be added to the project website for those who are unable to attend.

To view available information or to login to the virtual meeting on February 2, visit Motorists and area residents can also ask questions or provide feedback on this project using the digital comment form on the project web page. The online public comment period is open through February 8.

For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.