A bridge replacement project in Adair County is set to start today. Crews will close Missouri Route 11 at Steer Creek, located 4.7 miles east of U.S. Route 63 near Kirksville, for bridge replacement. The bridge is currently striped as one lane. Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Amy Crawford says once completed, Steer Creek will be 26 feet wide and have two-foot shoulders, while allowing two-lane traffic to cross. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. The contractor for this project was awarded nearly $531,000.