Bridge Work Coming Next Month to Holt County

Work is scheduled to begin soon on another bridge on U.S. Route 159 in Holt County.

Contractors from Boone Construction Co. expect to begin a project to replace the Penny Slu Bridge, west of Route 111 near Fortescue, on Monday, June 8.

The project was scheduled to begin June 1, but crews have faced delays on other area projects due to weather.

During the closure of the Penny Slu Bridge, traffic will continue to be directed along the same detour route used during the recent replacement of the Little Tarkio Creek Bridge near Fortescue.

The detour will direct motorists from U.S. Route 159, north to Route 111, east on Route 118, and south on Route U.S. Route 59 to reconnect with U.S. Route 159.

The project is expected to be complete in mid-August.

All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change.