The current bridge on Route 116 over McGuire Creek is set to be replaced by a box culvert. Learn more via the buttons below.
Built in 1930.
Not up to current standards.
Striped as a one-lane bridge.
The bridge will be replaced with a box culvert.
Will be two 10-foot lanes with two-foot shoulders.
No weight restriction.
The project is part of the March 2018 letting allowing contractors to submit competitive bids for the project. This project is being let in combination with another bridge replacement project in Clinton County on U.S. Route 169 at the Castile Creek Bridge south of Gower.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review bids and award or deny the bids at their April 2018 meeting.
The contractor may begin work as early as June 2018.
The contract completion date is currently set for December 2018.
Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will result in a shorter construction period.
By contract, the closure may only last 45 calendar days for this route.
Because the Castile Creek Bridge replacement project on U.S. Route 169 south of Gower will detour motorists across this portion of Route 116, by contract the contractor will be required to complete the Route 116 project before they begin work on U.S. Route 169.
The current proposed detour will redirect motorists around the closure over U.S. Route 169, Route Z and Route B. To see a map of the detour, click HERE.
Based on the cost/benefit ratio, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.
Yes, some right of way will need to be purchased for this project.