Will the road be closed during construction?
Why is MoDOT closing the road during construction?
Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will also result in a shorter overall construction period.
How long will it be closed?
Up to four months is allowed by contract.
What is the planned detour?
Over routes N, 46 and 113.
Click HERE for a map of the detour.
Why not build a bypass?
Based on the cost/benefit ratio, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.
Will you have to buy any right of way?
NOW - Right of Way Acquisition, Design Phase, and Comment Period
June 2017 - Letting for contractor bids
July 2017 - Contract Awarded
September 2017 - Contractor has authority to begin work
December 2018 - Completion date
Once the contract has been awarded, MoDOT will meet with the contractor to determine the exact schedule of the closure.
Built in 1929
Central piers (supports) allow drift and debris accumulation during flooding
20 feet wide
Single span = no middle supports
Cuts down on drift and debris accumulation during flooding
32 feet wide