HANNIBAL – The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed MO 16 to replace the Sugar Creek Bridge located east of Monticello.

The 87 year old bridge should take approximately 49 working days to replace. The new bridge will be eight-foot wider and will open to traffic in late July.

Road closure signs will be in place notifying motorists of the work. A detour is available over Routes F, E and A. Some areas of the road will remain open to residential traffic only; all other traffic must take alternate routes during this time.