After 3 months of detours, motorists in Boone County can now use the new Route Z overpass on Interstate 70.
The new bridge opened this morning a little head of schedule.
It was supposed to open at 4 o??clock this afternoon.
The overpass is part of a larger improvement project for Route Z just east of Columbia.
The improvements will help with safety and transportation when Columbia??s new Battle High School opens next month.
The overpass will be closed temporarily from 10 p.m. on July 24 to 5 a.m. on July 25, weather permitting.
That??s when crews will do some follow-up work underneath the bridge to protect the bridge columns.