Blue Mills Road closed between
Twyman and Atherton Roads

April 8, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO) –  The Jackson County Public Works Department has closed Blue Mills Road in unincorporated Jackson County for immediate repair on the bridge over the Little Blue River.  This section of Blue Mills Road between Twyman Road and Atherton Road will be closed for approximately three weeks.  Road crews are assessing damage and making immediate repairs to the deck of the bridge.  Detours are marked around the affected area. 

The deck of the bridge will eventually need to be totally replaced, according to Sam Davis, Jackson County Public Works Road and Bridge Administrator.  The cost for the replacement will be in excess of $1 million.