Why is MoDOT doing this project?
The original structure at Route 9 in Parkville at White Aloe Branch is more than 85 years old. The bridge built in 1922 is functionally obsolete and carries more than 9,000 vehicles per day.
The new bridge will accommodate the higher traffic volume with a wider structure to help ease congestion and make a safer route into downtown Parkville.
How does this project benefit me?
The new bridge will alleviate congestion at the busy Route FF and Route 9 intersection, offering a wider bridge to allow the addition of a westbound turn lane. In addition, crews will be constructing sidewalks that meet American Disability Act (ADA) requirements. Finally, crews will install an electrical conduit for future lighting in the area when future enhancements are needed.
What is the project schedule?
The new bridge is now open to traffic, and all lanes of Route 9 are open to traffic.
How much does this project cost?
Hill Brothers Construction Inc., was awarded this $625,223 contract. $200,000 of the cost is being provided by MoDOT. The remaining costs will be covered through additional resources including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the city of Parkville.
How do I learn more?
MoDOT engineers and designers, and the City of Parkville are available to answer questions, review plans and talk with local residents. Review the project materials listed in the left-hand column. Or, call, e-mail or comment any time on this project. Lend your voice to the transportation process