the Missouri Department of Transportation’s confirmed the construction schedule for the Soap Creek Bridge on Route 5 in Morgan County. If weather permits, the bridge replacement is now set to start the week of Oct. 3, following the 2011 Apple Festival in Versailles. The entire bridge will be replaced and the work will take approximately 50 calendar days to complete. The bridge will be completely closed during construction and traffic will be detoured around the work area using Routes 135 and J. MoDOT is working closely with the contractor to condense the work schedule as much as possible to minimize the impact to motorists. The department appreciates the cooperation and patience of the community in order to make these much needed improvements to Route 5.