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Route 47 Missouri River Bridge Rehabilitation Project


-MoDOT Expects to Reopen the Route 47 Missouri River Bridge Sunday, December 20

-Public Invited to Route 47 Bridge Meeting - Tuesday, December 15

-Environmental Impact Study

Why Does the Route 47 Missouri River Bridge Need Improvements?

The 73-year-old bridge needs maintenance repairs due to its age. The bridge is located near Washington on Route 47 over the Missouri River between Franklin County and Warren County.

What Improvements on the Route 47 Bridge Are Proposed?

MoDOT is currently making many repairs to the bridge superstructure, including, replacing deck joints, repairing and replacing various members of the steel truss system and painting the lower portion of the structure.

The project cost to repair the Route 47 Missouri River Bridge is approximately $5.2 million, awarded to St. Louis Bridge Construction Company. Construction for the Route 47 Missouri River Bridge rehabilitation project began in March 2, 2009 and is expected to be complete in December 2009.

How Will Traffic Be Impacted While Construction Is Under Way? 

For much of the construction season, traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge, with temporary traffic signals to facilitate two-way traffic. Emergency services will be able to pre-empt the signals for emergency response purposes.

MoDOT encourages motorists to alter their travel times across the bridge during non-peak hours when possible. MoDOT also urges motorists to carpool or use school buses when possible and to plan ahead to allow plenty of time for these delays.  

Who Do I Contact For More Information?

  • Contact MoDOT Area Engineer Judy Wagner at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636) or e-mail Judy.Wagner@modot.mo.gov
  • Contact MoDOT Resident Engineer Tim Hellebusch at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636) or e-mail Tim.Hellebusch@modot.mo.gov
  • Contact MoDOT Community Relations Specialist Kara Price

    at 1-888 ASK MODOT (275-6636) or email Kara.Price@modot.mo.gov

  • On the web: www.modot.org/stlouis/major_projects/franklincountyupdates.htm


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