MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger, Central District Engineer David Silvester, Sen. Mike Kehoe, Rep. Tom Hurst and Osage County Commissioner Dave Dudenhoeffer were among the dignitaries present on Friday, Sept. 12 to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of a $25.5 million project to expand Route 50 in Osage County.
Under the $25.5 million project, approximately 6.6 miles of Route 50 were relocated and widened to four lanes, from the Route 50/63 junction to County Road 604 west of Linn.
The project also included construction of a new Maries River bridge. This innovative bridge includes a support structure and girders made of a state-of the-art concrete mix that is stronger and costs less than traditional materials.
More photos from the ceremony can be found
on the district's Flickr page at the following link: http://bit.ly/1wLG17t