Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a culvert pipe on Route 135 this week, closing a section of the road.

The department will close the highway between Chouteau Springs and Lang roads, between Pilot Grove and Interstate 70. Work was originally scheduled to begin on Monday morning, but was postponed until further notice because the ground was too wet for the culvert work.

Work could begin on Wednesday, depending on the conditions. The department and Cooper County EMA will alert people when the construction is going to begin. The department advised drivers to take an alternate route around the closure.