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August 16, 2017 11:08 AM
Community Invited To Discuss Upcoming Project
U.S. Route 169 Bridge Over Castile Creek

GOWER, Mo. – Plans are underway to replace the bridge on U.S. Route 169 over the Castile Creek. The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a community briefing on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the East Buchanan County C-1 School in Gower. Designers and engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the consulting firm Alfred Benesch and Company will be on hand to discuss the construction plans for the new bridge and gather public input.

This will be an open-house style meeting; no formal presentation will be made. The public is invited and encouraged to offer comments at any time during the meeting. Participants will also have the opportunity to document their comments and sign up to be included on project updates via email.

The bridge over Castile Creek was built in 1955 carries approximately 3,400 cars per day and has exceeded its intended lifespan. Most of the state’s 10,376 bridges were designed and built to last 50 years. The bridge will be closed during its replacement. The project is currently scheduled to go out for bid to contractors in June 2018.

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOTNWDistrict.



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