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Major Projects in Depth

Route 96 Bridge Replacements


Route 96 bridge over railroad tracks
Route 96 Spring River overflow bridge







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Project location

MNA/BNSF bridge

Spring River Overflow bridge

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Project Facts:

  • Replace Route 96 bridges over MNA/BNSF railroad and over Spring River Overflow
  • Wider bridges:
    • MNA/BNSF railroad - 12-foot driving lanes and six-foot shoulders
    • Spring River Overflow - 12-foot driving lanes and 10-foot shoulders
  • Bridge over MNA/BNSF railroad three feet higher. Overflow bridge two feet higher
  • Bridge over MNA/BNSF railroad includes five-foot wide protected pedestrian walkway

Traffic Impacts:

  • Route 96 CLOSED between both bridges
  • Drivers will have access to entrances on either side of each bridge. However, drivers CANNOT cross bridges during construction.
  • Traffic will be detoured using Missouri Routes 96, 37, 571, I-44 & Jasper County Route E


Bridge History:

  • Both bridges severely deteriorated
  • MNA/BNSF bridge built in 1934
  • Bridge CLOSED in September 2016 due to accelerated deterioration
  • Overflow bridge built in 1953
  • Bridges carry approximately 5,000 vehicles per day

Construction: Spring 2017 to fall 2017

Estimated total project cost: $6.2 million


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