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Brentwood drivers: Here's how long Manchester Road will be closed for bridge replacement

Heads up if you take Manchester Road through Brentwood.

BRENTWOOD, Mo. — Heads up Manchester Road drivers: if you take Manchester through Brentwood you'll need to find another way through part of that area.

Manchester Road west of Hanley Road was closed on Sunday, a release Thursday from MoDOT said. Crews are replacing the bridge over Black Creek. The road is expected to be closed through late August.

Drivers can still get to all the businesses between Brentwood Boulevard and Black Creek from the west. If you're headed westbound, you will need to turn on Hanley before crossing over Black Creek.

One of those businesses is Body and Dance Convergence owned by Roxanne and Carter Meyer.

"It already looks a lot better. You can see there's a lot of construction up and down Manchester Road but what they've done already. The work they've done already accomplished already looks a lot better," Carter M. said. 

Teachers and their clients will have to deal with the inconvenience now but told 5 On Your Side they looked forward to the benefits long term.

"We know that short term, it's a little bit of an inconvenience but it's going to be so much better when they are done here," he continued. 

Detour signs will be posted. Alternate routes include Big bend, I-64 service roads and Brentwood Boulevard.

For a look at the detour maps, click here.

In Rock Hill, one lane in each direction on Manchester over Deer Creek and at Mary Avenue will be closed. That also starts May 1.

Also, the eastbound lanes of Manchester just east of Hanley will also be closed for two months for updates to the sewer system.

"A lot of this area has been in a flood zone for so long and the fact that it won't be will. There will just be nicer businesses that come to this area that wouldn't have been here before," Roxanne M. said.

The bridge replacement is part of sidewalk improvements MoDOT is doing along Manchester so they're up to Americans with Disabilies Act requirements. The project is slated to wrap up in summer of 2023 with resurfacing.

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