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Laclede County

Population: 35,571

Maintenance Buildings: Lebanon, Nebo


Laclede Gasconade River Bridge


Missouri Department of Transportation presented multiple options for moving forward with replacing the Interstate 44 outer road bridge over the Gasconade River near Hazelgreen at a public meeting on December 14, 2016 in Lebanon.

Gasconade River Bridge PhotoNo formal presentation wasl made at the meeting, but MoDOT designers and engineers presented the following proposed options for the bridge:

  1. Do nothing.
  2. Rehabilitate the existing structure using either MoDOT or contract workers.
  3. Build a new, standard bridge in the same place as the existing structure.
  4. Construct a new, standard bridge nearby.
  5. Build a connection between the north outer roadway segments using the existing bridge piers from a previous rehabilitation project.
  6. Construct a new truss bridge (similar to the current bridge) in the same location as the existing bridge.

Employees with MoDOT’s Historic Preservation Unit were also be on hand to explain the federal Section 106 Process, which identifies historic properties, analyzes potential effects on them and determines what action will need to be taken to avoid, minimize or mitigate those effects. More information on historic preservation and the Section 106 Process can be found at www.modot.mo.gov/ehp/HistoricPreservation.htm.

MoDOT closed the Laclede County bridge on Dec. 18, 2014, after an inspection determined it was unsafe for travel. In July of this year, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved funding for a new bridge.

Here are the materials that were presented at the public meeting:

Welcome Gasconade OR44 2016

Welcome Letter

Gasconade River BR OR44 Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Bridge Vehicle Weight Gasconade

Bridge Vehicle Weight


Gasconade Option One Do Nothing

Option One:

Do Nothing

Option Two Gasconade Rehab

Option Two:


Option Three Gasconade New Bridge New Align

Option Three:

New Bridge at Existing Site

New Bridge Gasconade New Align

Option Four:

New Bridge on New Alignment

New Bridge Gasconade Option five

Option Five:
New Bridge/New Outer Road
North Side

Option Six Gasconade River Bridge

Option Six:

New Truss Style Bridge

at Exisitng Location

Pub Involvement 106 Flyer

Public Involvement

Fact Sheet

Bridge Flyer Gasconade 106

Bridge Stat Sheet

Bridge Reuse Gasconade

Bridge Reuse Information

Citizens Guide to Section 106

Citizens Guide to

Section 106 Review


Public Participation in

Section 106 Process

Section 106

Section 106 Flyer


Your comments about this project are important to us! Please give us your thoughts via a link to the online comment form below:

Online Comment Form

ADA Laclede County Route 5
The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to make ADA improvements on Route 5 in Lebanon. Plans are in place to repair and replace sidewalks in various locations along Route 5, between Route 64 and Interstate 44 in Lebanon. The proposed work will improve sidewalks that are currently in place, according to ADA requirements.

Online Public Meeting, Oct. 2-Oct. 13, 2014



Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked


Location Map Sketch


Printable Comment




The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to make railroad crossing improvements on Route F near Sleeper.

The improvements include: reconstructing and realigning the Route F rail crossing near Sleeper. BNSF will install new crossing signals and gates when the work is complete. It will be necessary to close Route F and detour traffic for approximately 30 days to complete the work.


Online Public Meeting, Sept. 22-Oct. 3, 2014



Welcome Letter


Frequently Asked Questions


Map of Location


Route F Detour


Route JJ Detour



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