Design Phase and Right of Way Acquisition
Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently. This will result in a shorter construction period.
Up to four months (130 calendar days) is allowed by contract.
A signed detour is not planned at this time.
The only anticipated right of way purchases right now are easements.
Questions about the project may be directed to Project Manager Rick Orr using the button below.
The project will be let in March 2018 allowing contractors to submit competitive bids for the project.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will review the bids and award or deny the bid at their April 2018 meeting.
The contractor is allowed to begin work in June 2018, but may ask the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for permission to begin work earlier.
The contract completion date is December 2018, though the contractor may finish the job before that date, if other factors allow.
- Built in 1961
- Bridge rail does not meet current standards
- Weight-limited bridge
- 22 feet wide (two 11-foot lanes)
- no shoulders
- Bridge and bridge rail meet current standards
- Weight restrictions removed
- 26 feet wide (two 11-foot lanes with two-foot shoulders)