Holt County
U.S. Route 59
Davis Creek Bridge Replacement Project

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Old Bridge

One lane
Built in 1929
Functionally obsolete
24 feet wide
No shoulders

New Bridge

Same alignment as the old bridge
28 feet wide
Safety shoulders


Subject to change

Right of Way acquisition, Design phase and Comment period


Contractors bid on the project

The project was part of the October 2017 letting.

Contract Awarded

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission reviewed bids and awarded the bid at their November meeting to Chester Bross Construction Company for $547,631.

Contractor has authority to begin work

The contractor had the authority to begin the work as early as Dec. 4, 2017.


The contractor plans to close the bridge the morning of March 12, 2018. By contract, the contractor has 90 days to complete the work and reopen the bridge.


The contractor plans to reopen the bridge on or about June 7, 2018. By contract, all work must be complete by Nov. 1, 2018 without incurring liquidated damages. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Closing the bridge saves taxpayer money by allowing the contractor to work more efficiently and will result in a shorter overall construction period.

Up to three months is allowed by contract.

Based on the cost/benefit ration, building a bypass would not be a good use of taxpayer funds.

The contractor plans to close the road to all traffic March 12, 2018. See timeline HERE.


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Project Manager Wes Moore